In August, former New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells will take his rightful place into the Hall of Fame come August. But bn Monday, the Giants added their former coach to their Hall of Fame wall with a photo along with other members of the current Hall of Fame, which is in Canton, Ohio.
Parcells is still looked upon as the greatest coach in Giants history, taking a franchise that was struggling and made them into an NFC powerhouse in the 1980's and early 1990's.
Under Parcells' watch, the Giants went 77-49-1 in the regular season, 8-3 in the postseason and won Super Bowl XXI against the Denver Broncos and XXV against the Buffalo Bills.
After Parcells left the Giants, he coached for three more teams and like he did with the Giants, he turned all of them around.
First was the New England Patriots, in which he took a 2-14 team and got them to Super Bowl XXXI, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. But a dispute with owner Robert Kraft lead to Parcells leaving and returned to New Jersey to accept a job with the New York Jets.
Parcells took a 1-15 team and turned them into a contender in the AFC and even got them to the AFC Championship Game in 1998, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.
His final stop for coaching was with the Dallas Cowboys, taking a team that struggled after the 1990's dynasty team retired and got them to the playoffs in two of the four seasons he was in Arlington.
In the 22 years as a head coach, Parcells went 172-130-1 with an 11-8 playoff record, which included three conference championships and two Super Bowl championships
Many coaches that were assistants under Parcells have gone on to have success as NFL head coaches: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and current New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin are two of Parcells' biggest success stories.
On August 3rd, Parcells will join Cris Carter, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen as they will be enshrined at Canton into the National Football Hall of Fame.
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