East Rutherford, N.J. – The New York Giants announced today that Dave Gettleman has been selected as the team’s new general manager.
“Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a General Manager and a proven track record,” president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said. “Dave’s experience is unparalleled and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency.”
Gettleman was one of four men to interview for the position.
Gettleman began his football career as a teacher-coach at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. As the head coach (1973-1978, 1980-1981), he led his teams to a pair of league titles. He spent a season as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Long Beach (1979). Gettleman joined the faculty of Kingston High School in 1982 and became the head coach in 1984, when he led his team to a Section I Bowl Berth.
Born in Boston, Gettleman earned a bachelor’s degree from Springfield (Mass.) College in 1972. He was an offensive tackle on the freshman football team. Gettleman has two master’s degrees: one in physical education from Southern Connecticut State (1978) and another in sports administration (1986) from St Thomas University in Miami.