Dan Benton, Giants Wire
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Former New York Giants offensive coordinator and two-time Super Bowl champion, Kevin Gilbride, will be returning to the sideline this spring.
On Friday, it was officially announced that Gilbride had been hired as head coach of The Spring League’s Jousters.
Gilbride served as the Giants’ quarterbacks coach from 2004-2006 before taking over as their offensive coordinator in 2007. He helped lead the team to two Super Bowl titles during that span and had gotten more out of quarterback Eli Manning than any other coach or coordinator.
In addition to his time with the Giants, Gilbride also held various roles with the Houston Oilers (1989-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-1996), San Diego Chargers (1997-1998), Pittsburgh Steelers (1999-2000) and Buffalo Bills (2002-2003). All of that came on the heels of a lengthy college career dating back to 1974.
After his departure from the Giants in January of 2014, Gilbride took some time away from the game but returned in 2020 as head coach of the XFL’s New York Guardians. He went 3-2 before the league, for the second time, ceased operations.
The Spring League, which will have eight teams in 2021, returns on May 6th and will air on FOX, FS1 and FS2.