The Giants’ season has come to an abrupt end, but Brian Daboll has had a successful debut season as the team’s head coach. He led the team to a record of 9-7-1 and win in a Wild Card playoff game. The Committee of 101 announced on Tuesday that Daboll has been named the NFC Coach of the Year.
The 101 Awards honor the top players and coaches of the year. Each year, The Selection Committee, consisting of sportswriters and broadcasters that cover the NFL, selects the Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year in the AFC and NFC.
“Hired in January 2022, Daboll’s first season with the Giants saw the team record its first winning season and playoff berth since 2016,” the press release stated.
“His 20+ years of NFL coaching experience helped the Giants get off to a 6-1 start to the season, marking the best start for a Giants first-year head coach since 1929. He is also the fifth Giants head coach to lead his team to the playoffs in his debut season. Of the three first-time head coaches who made the 2022 playoffs, Daboll is the only one who advanced to the Divisional Round. In doing so, Daboll became the first Giants coach since 1993 to win his postseason debut.”