The Giants have reportedly hiredThomas McGaughey as the team's new special teams coordinator, according to Joe Person of Charlotte Observer.
McGaughey had spent the last two seasons as the Panthers ST coordinator before former Giants captain Chase Blackburn was promoted to that role this offseason. McGaughey was offered the Browns ST coordinator job but decided to decline it as he was confident Dave Gettleman would offer him the job in New York.
The Panthers special teams unit was productive under McGaughey, leading the league in blocked field goals in 2016. They also limited opponents to an average of 18.1 kick off return yards, which was best in the league.
McGaughey has previous experience with the Giants. He was the team's assistant ST coordinator from 2007-10. He even has familiarity with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., as McGaughey briefly worked at LSU while Beckham Jr. was there.
After Ben McAdoo's firing, the Giants assistant coaching staff has been undergoing wholesale changes.
Offensive line coach Mike Solari will join the Seattle Seahawks; Wide receivers coach Adam Henry will join the Cleveland Browns; tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride will join the Chicago Bears; offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan will be the new Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach; and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti will join the Packers.