The New York Giants have fired head coach Joe Judge – let’s meet his wife Amber Meesey and see what impact coaching has had on family life.
Joe Judge was fired yesterday (12 January) by the Giants after going 10-23 in his two years with the team. Prior to that, Judge was assistant coach to Bill Belichick at the New England Patriots, helping them to win three Super Bowls.
After being relieved of his duties in New York, many people want to know more about Joe’s personal life including his wife, Amber Meesey.
New York Giants fire head coach
“(Co-owner) Steve (Tisch) and I both believe it is in the best interest of our franchise to move in another direction,” Giants co-owner John Mara said in a statement. “We met with Joe yesterday afternoon to discuss the state of the team. I met again with Joe this afternoon, and it was during that conversation I informed Joe of our decision. We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organisation.
“I said before the season started I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season. Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision.”
The Giants have made the play-offs just once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012 and have gone through four coaches in the past six seasons.
Joe Judge’s wife, Amber Meesey, and their children
With the former head coach set to spend time at home with his family, many fans want to know more about Joe Judge’s wife, Amber Meesey.
Amber Meesey is from Arlington, Texas, and is a former soccer player. Amber attended Mississippi State College and graduated with a degree in communications. She and Joe tied the knot in 2005 and have four children – Michael, Sean, Emma Riley and Ella Grace.
Former head coach has always been committed to his job
Judge has admitted he has been committed to his job for years, sometimes to the detriment of his own family. “(My wife lives) like a widow,” he once said, talking about how little he’s at home, even during the holidays.
During the football season, he barely sees his wife and kids at all, as he prioritises coaching. “There are whole weeks during the season when I don’t see my children awake,” he told the New York Post.
“They sometimes call our home ‘Mommy’s house’ and the stadium ‘Daddy’s house’. Your family goes through the highs and lows with you. They feel the wins and losses just like you do. The key is to make sure they know they’re a part of it.”