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Perry Fewell

Perry Fewell
Current position
Team New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-09-07) September 7, 1962
Place of birth Cramerton, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Defensive Coordinator
College Lenoir-Rhyne
Regular season 3–4–0
Super Bowl wins Super Bowl XLVI
Team(s) as a coach/administrator










North Carolina Tar Heels
Army Black Knights
Kent State Golden Flashes
Army Black Knights
Vanderbilt Commodores
(AHC in 1997)
Jacksonville Jaguars
St. Louis Rams
Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
(IHC in 2009)
New York Giants

Perry Fewell (born September 7, 1962) is an American football coach who currently serves as the Defensive Coordinator of the New York Giants. Before that he served as the interim head coach and defensive coordinator of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills. He was named interim head coach after serving as the team's defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2009 under head coach Dick Jauron.


  • Early years 1
  • College 2
  • Coaching Career 3
    • College 3.1
    • Jacksonville Jaguars 3.2
    • St. Louis Rams 3.3
    • Chicago Bears 3.4
    • Buffalo Bills 3.5
    • New York Giants 3.6
    • Head coaching record 3.7
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Fewell attended South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina. In 1979, he helped lead the school to a 3-A state football championship.


Fewell attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and was a football standout. In football, he was a four-year letterman and as a senior, he was named the team's Most Improved Player.

Coaching Career


Fewell was a college coach for 13 years (1985-1997), working as an assistant at North Carolina, Army, Kent State and Vanderbilt.[1]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Fewell entered the NFL as the defensive backs coach for Tom Coughlin in 1998 and stayed there through 2002. Jacksonville's pass defense ranked third in the NFL in 1999 and two years later the Jaguars gave up only 13 touchdown passes.[1]

St. Louis Rams

In 2003, Fewell moved to St. Louis, where he was the secondary coach of the Rams.

Chicago Bears

Fewell was a Defensive Backs coach with Chicago from 2004–2005 under Head Coach Lovie Smith.

Buffalo Bills

Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in 2006. In what was statistically their best season under Fewell, the 2008 Bills defense ranked 2nd in the AFC in negative yardage plays, recorded 7 games of holding opposing offenses to less than 100 yards rushing, finished 4th in the NFL in red zone defense (41.8%), and allowed just 14 passing TDs all year.[2]

In Week 10 of the 2009 season, the Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron after a disappointing start and Fewell was appointed interim head coach. He led Buffalo to a 3-4 finish. Following the season finale, the Bills fired their entire coaching staff, including Fewell.

New York Giants

On January 14, 2010, Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants.[3] Fewell serves under head coach Tom Coughlin, under whom Fewell previously worked during his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. On February 5, 2012 the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
BUF 2009 3 4 0 .429 4th in AFC East - - (Interim Head-Coach)


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External links

  • Buffalo Bills biography
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jerry Gray
Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
George Edwards
Preceded by
Bill Sheridan
New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Current Coach
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