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Bill Parcells Agency Booking Profile
Bill Parcells, one of the most highly regarded and respected figures in the National Football League for more than two decades, signed a four-year contract to become Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins on December 20, 2007. Of Parcells’ 23 previous seasons in the NFL, 19 were spent as a head coach, beginning in 1983 with the New York Giants. His head coaching tenure consisted of subsequent stops with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and most recently the Dallas Cowboys, with whom he served from 2003-06. Over those 19 seasons, his teams put together a regular season record of 172-130-1, and a playoff mark of 11-8. His 183 combined victories rank ninth in NFL annals. In all four of his head coaching tenures, Parcells molded teams that either went to the Super Bowl or contended for a title berth. In eight seasons as head coach of the Giants (1983-90), he guided the franchise to two Super Bowl wins, following the 1986 and 1990 seasons. He concluded his stint with the Giants after that second Super Bowl victory, and in those eight seasons, the club compiled a regular season mark of 77-49-1, including six winning seasons among the eight. What makes Parcells’ run with the Giants even more impressive is the fact that prior to taking over the reigns as head coach in 1983 the team had experienced just one winning campaign in the previous 10 years. He was named NFL Coach of the Year by at least one major media outlet in 1986 and 1989. Following a two-year hiatus (1991-92) in which he worked as an analyst for NBC-TV’s coverage of the NFL, Parcells returned to the sidelines in 1993 with the New England Patriots. Although the Patriots posted a composite record of 14-50 in the four years prior to his arrival, Parcells led the club to a 10-6 record in just his second season in Foxborough (1994), while his fourth and final year there resulted in an 11-5 record, the AFC East title and a berth in Super Bowl XXI against Green Bay. Following that 1994 season, he was a consensus choice for NFL Coach of the Year. He also is one of only five head coaches in NFL history to have led two separate teams to the Super Bowl, joining Don Shula, Dan Reeves, Dick Vermeil and Mike Holmgren. In 1997, Parcells moved on to the New York Jets, where he guided the team to a 9-7 record in his first season as head coach. They barely missed out on an AFC playoff berth, following a stretch of eight straight years (1989-96) in which the club did not compile a winning mark, including a record of 1-15 in the year prior to his appointment. Not only did the team experience a three-game improvement the following year (1998) – producing a record of 12-4 – but they captured the franchise’s first-ever AFC East title. The Jets proceeded to the AFC Championship game for the first time since the 1982 season, where they were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Following his three-year stint as the Jets’ head coach, Parcells moved on to the administrative side in 2000, when he served as the club’s Director of Football Operations, his only year in that post. After another two-year layoff from football, Parcells became head coach with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, and spent the next four years in that position. In his first year there, he led the team to a record of 10-6 and a Wild Card playoff berth, the club’s first playoff spot since 1999 and its first winning record since 1998. Parcells is a native of Oradell, N.J., where he was a member of the first graduating class at River Dell High School in 1959. As a prep performer, he starred on the school’s football, basketball and baseball teams. He has three daughters, Suzy, Jill and Dallas, and three grandchildren.
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