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Joe Schoen's wife and family join new Giants GM at press conference

Joshua Rogers January 27, 2022
Joe Schoen's wife and family join new Giants GM at press conference
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The Giants unveiled their new general manager to the media on Wednesday. At the press conference, Joe Schoen’s wife and family joined him onstage, which is the first time they’ve been introduced to fans.

The New York Giants recently announced Joe Schoen would be the team’s new general manager.

“We are pleased and proud to name Joe as our general manager,” Giants president John Mara said in a statement. “Throughout our search, Joe impressed us with his ability to communicate a progressive and comprehensive vision for our team. His philosophy and collaborative approach to building a roster and coaching staff align with what we were looking for in a general manager.”

Schoen (pronounced “Shane”) has been in the NFL for 20 years and spent the past five as the Buffalo Bills’ assistant general manager. His first job in the NFL was with the Panthers in 2000 before moving to the Miami Dolphins’ front office, where he spent most of his career.

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Joe Schoen’s wife and family join him at Giants unveiling

Schoen had his introductory press conference on Wednesday, where he was officially unveiled to the world’s media as the Giants’ new GM. Joe and Giants co-owner John Mara discussed a number of pressing issues, including the situation of quarterback Daniel Jones and the salary cap.

While much of the press conference was serious business, there was time for Joe Schoen’s wife and family to join him onstage in what was undoubtedly a proud moment for them all.

Joe has managed to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, so it was a rare chance for people to see those closest to him. Joe’s wife, Marie Schoen, was there alongside the couple’s three children.

More on Joe Schoen’s background

42-year-old Joe Schoen is from Elkhart, Indiana. He graduated from DePauw University in 2001 with a communications degree. He played football growing up and was a quarterback as a freshman and a wide receiver during his final three years at college.

Giants’ search for head coach

Of course, one of Schoen’s first jobs will be to find a new head coach after the team recently fired Joe Judge. Speaking about the search, Schoen said: “Now, the work begins. My immediate focus is to hire a head coach, who I will work in lockstep with to create a collaborative environment for our football operations.

“We will cast a wide net. It can be former head coaches, first-time head coaches but, more importantly, it has to be a person who possesses the ability to lead an organisation and the ability to motivate and develop players.”

Bills offensive co-ordinator Brian Daboll has been interviewed for the role, as well as Giants assistant head coach and defensive co-ordinator, Patrick Graham. Dallas Cowboys defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn has also been interviewed, while Leslie Frazier will have a second interview on Friday.

Former Dolphins coach Brian Flores is also expected to be interviewed, on Thursday.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.