NY Giants hire new special teams coordinator who spent 3 years with the Jets

The Thomas McGaughey replacement has officially arrived.

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages

In recent weeks, NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll has been hard at work trying to fill out his staff. Luckily, some key hires have been made, with Carmen Bricillo (offensive line) and Joel Thomas (running backs) getting the party started.

On Thursday, Coach Dabes filled another key role on his staff: special teams coordinator. The team has announced that Michael Ghobrial, who interviewed with the G-Men last week, has gotten the job. Luckily for Ghobrial, he won't have to move, as he has spent the past three years in East Rutherford with the Jets.

The NY Giants have hired Michael Ghobrial as special teams coordinator

Ghobrial joined the Jets as assistant special teams coach in 2021 and he's been in that role for three seasons. Prior to that, he spent the 2020 campaign in Pullman, Wash. as the special teams coordinator for Washington State.

Ghobrial was waiting for his first shot to run his own unit and that's exactly what Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen are allowing him to do. Moving forward, Giants Nation is hoping that Ghobrial can help the special teams group perform at a consistent level.

That wasn't the case under Thomas McGaughey, with there being countless frustrating moments during the '23 season. Because of this, Daboll decided to fire T-Mac the day after the season-ending win against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. The writing was on the wall for McGaughey and offensive line coach Bobby Johnson, who was also let go on the same day.

Injuries were a major problem for the special teams last season, highlighted by standout kicker Graham Gano dealing with a knee injury. He should be back to full health for 2024, which will be great for Ghobrial in his first year as coordinator for the G-Men. A quick look on social media shows that Jets fans don't like losing Ghobrial too. Something tells us Daboll just made a smart decision in taking a shot on him.