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Bill Parcells

Returns To New York

Parcells took over a Jets team coming off a 1-15 season and produced a 9-7 record in 1997, the team just missing the playoffs. One year later, Parcells, armed with some of his former New England and New York Giant players and assistants, went 12-4 in the regular season. In the AFC Championship game, the Jets led 10-0 at half-time but the Broncos rallied to win 23-10 in Denver. In 1999, his final coaching season, the Jets missed the playoffs but managed a 9-7 record despite having lost starting quarterback Vinny Testaverde for the season to injury on opening day. Parcells stayed in the Jets' front office for a while before returning to broadcasting. He spent the 2002 season as a studio commentator on ESPN.


1941 Born August 22 in Englewood, New Jersey, as Duane Parcells
1964 Graduates from Wichita State University; cut by NFL's Detroit Lions during training camp.
1983 Named New York Giants head coach.
1991 Quits as Giants head coach after winning Super Bowl XXV, 20-19 over Buffalo Bills. It was Parcells' second Super Bowl championship.
1993 Named New England Patriots head coach
1997 Quits as Patriots head coach shortly after New England's 35-21 loss to Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. Signs as head coach of the New York Jets, who surrender draft choices to New England as compensation.
1998 Jets fall one victory short of Super Bowl, losing 23-10 to Denver Broncos in AFC Championship game.
1999 Quits as Jets coach.
2003 Named Dallas Cowboys head coach

Awards and Accomplishments

1963 Named All-Missouri Valley Conference as a Wichita State University linebacker.
1986 NFL Coach of the Year, leading New York Giants to 14-2 season.
1987 Giants win Super Bowl XX, defeating Denver Broncos 39-20.
1991 Giants win Super Bowl XXV, defeating Buffalo Bills 20-19.
1994 NFL Coach of the Year, leading New England Patriots to playoff berth.
1997 Patriots win AFC championship, but lose Super Bowl XXI to Green Bay Packers, 35-21.

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