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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants and new coach Brian Daboll add Laura Young as the team’s director of coaching operations, sources told ESPN. It is believed to be the Giants’ first known hiring of a woman on the coaching side.
Young comes from the Buffalo Bills, with whom she was player service coordinator. She was a former manager of football administration and assistant to the head coach of the Bills, and she worked for the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens before her time in Buffalo.
Young will work closely with Daboll, who was hired late last week after four years as Bills’ offensive coordinator. She joins several others from Buffalo now with the Giants, including offensive line coach Bobby Johnson and quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney.
In 2020, the Giants hired Hannah Burnett as their first full-time female scout. Burnett is currently a college scout covering the Midlands.
Young served as one of Bills’ COVID-19 protocol coordinators for the past two years. That was another notch on his wide-ranging resume in the NFL. She began her career on the business side with the Ravens before jumping to the football side as assistant to coach Rex Ryan at the Jets.
Young went to Buffalo with Ryan and stayed there for seven years before joining Daboll’s staff at the Giants.
ESPN’s Field Yachts contributed to this report.