Giants name Ben McAdoo to replace Coughlin

Ben McAdoo
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Ben McAdoo has been named the New York Giants coach.

The Giants confirmed the hiring on Thursday, a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons.

The 38-year-old McAdoo has been the Giants offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He will formally be introduced at a news conference on Friday morning.

McAdoo interviewed with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese a week ago Tuesday. They met again Wednesday, when he also spoke with team chairman Steve Tisch and treasurer Jonathan Tisch.

Mara and Reese interviewed five other candidates before choosing McAdoo, who is now the NFL’s second youngest head coach.

McAdoo takes over a team that has missed the playoffs the past four seasons.

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