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The New York Guardians are #OnDuty in February 2020

Sentries carved of stone. Watchdogs over the metropolis. A prehistoric predator. A beast evolves, turned loose in a new kind of jungle. All teeth and talons, eyes unblinking. They know fear because they feed off it. They are your first line of defense, and there is no need for a second.

 

Meet Your Team

 

At the helm of the Guardians squad is head coach, Kevin Gilbride, a familiar face in Gotham. As the former quarterbacks coach for the New York Giants, he was entrusted with the early NFL career of Eli Manning, and as the team’s offensive coordinator, Gilbride and Manning would combine to win a pair of Super Bowl championships. As he returns to New York as the first-ever head coach of the Guardians, Coach Gilbride has assembled an unmatched force to defend the city behind over four decades of coaching experience.

 

Career Highlights:

-College: linebackers coach at Idaho State (1974-75) and Tufts University (1976-77), and defensive coordinator at American International University (1978-79), passing game coordinator (1987) and offensive coordinator (1988) for East Carolina University. He spent five seasons guiding his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University (1980-84).

-CFL: Quarterbacks/wide receivers coach for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1985-86)

-In 1989, Gilbride made the jump to the NFL where he spent the next 25 years on the sidelines as a quarterbacks coach for the Houston Oilers (1989) and New York Giants (2004-06); offensive coordinator for the Oilers (1990-94), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-96), Pittsburgh Steelers (1999-2000), Buffalo Bills (2002-03) and Giants (2007-13); and two seasons as head coach of the San Diego Chargers (1997-98).

-Gilbride played quarterback and tight end at Southern Connecticut State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He continued his studies at Idaho State University, earning a Master's degree in Athletic Administration.

-Born in New Haven, Conn., Gilbride resides in Naples, Fla. with his wife, Deborah. The couple has three children, daughters Kelly and Kristen, and son, Kevin M. Gilbride who is the Chicago Bears tight ends coach.

 

A look at the Football Operations and Coaching Staff:

-Charles (C.J.) Ah You Defensive Line Coach

-Andre Barboza Football Operations Analyst

-Cristi Barlett Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

-Cris Dishman Defensive Backs Coach

-Kevin Gilbride Head Coach/General Manager

-Jim Herrmann Defensive Coordinator

-Jerald Ingram Running Backs Coach

-Kevin Kelly Linebackers Coach

-Trip MacCracken Director of Player Personnel

-George (G.A.) Mangus Quarterbacks Coach

-John (Roger) Marandino Head Strength Coach

-Jeff McInerney Def. QC/Special Teams

-Mike Miller Wide Receivers Coach

-David Nash Team Video Manager

-Evan Ostrow Manager, Analytics and Scouting

-John Peterson Director of Football Operations

-Ray Rychleski Offensive QC/Special Teams

-Joseph Skiba Head Equipment Manager

-Chris Thompson Football Operations Manager

-Ronnie Vinklarek Offensive Line Coach

-Madeleine Scaramuzzo Head Athletic Trainer