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Reese (far left) with the 2007 Super Bowl champion coaching staff: defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and head coach Tom Coughlin at Giants Stadium

New York Giants
Jerry Reese
Current position:
General manager, New York Giants
(1963-07-27) July 27, 1963 (age 59)
in Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma Mater:
University of Tennessee at Martin
Executive Career information
* University of Tennessee at Martin (assistant coach) 1986-1993
* New York Giants 1994-1997 (college scout)
* New York Giants 1997-2004 (pro scout)
* New York Giants (director of player personnel)(2004–2007)
* New York Giants (2007–present) (general manager)
Family and Personal Information
Gwen Moore
Jasmyne Danielle (daughter) and Jerry II (son)

Jerry Reese (born July 22, 1963) is an American football executive and former player and coach. He is the current general manager of the New York Giants. He succeeded Ernie Accorsi as general manager on January 16, 2007, having been with the Giants since 1994. Reese was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.


Reese is a native of Tiptonville, Tennessee, where he played for the Lake County Falcons' 1980 state champion 1-A high school football team. He then played for the University of Tennessee at Martin where he was later an assistant coach before taking a job as a scout for the New York Giants. From 2002 until becoming general manager in 2007, he was the Director of Pro Personnel for the Giants.

The Giants organization pictured in front of the White House on April 30, 2008.[1]

Reese is credited with the Giants' success in the 2007 NFL Draft, which included the selections of Aaron Ross, Steve Smith, Jay Alford, Kevin Boss, Michael Johnson, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Zak DeOssie. Some of them played important roles in the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory.

Prior to the start of Giants mini-camp in May 2008, Reese and the Giants were invited by President Bush to the White House to honor their victory in Super Bowl XLII.[1] Upon the Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI over the New England Patriots, Reese had his second Super Bowl victory.

Personal life

Reese is married to the former Gwen Moore. They have two children, Jasmyne Danielle and Jerry II.[2] He resides in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, where his son J.R. has played quarterback for the Jefferson Township High School football team.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Press Secretary (April 30, 2008). "President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House". The White House. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  2. New York Giants Bio
  3. Hague, Jim. "Falcons end grid season on high note with win over Lodi", Aim Jefferson, November 19, 2010. Accessed March 29, 2012. "Freshman quarterback J.R. Reese finished with a flair. Reese completed all six of his passes Friday night for 75 yards and two touchdowns. The son of Giants general manager Jerry Reese has a very bright future with the Falcons and still has three years to fine tune his signal calling skills."

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