Friday, February 3, 2012

Former Tar Heel Graduate Assistant, Perry Fewell Looks to Pad Resume

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Hakeem Nicks is not the only member of the Tar Heel family that will be competing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.  New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was a graduate assistant  in Chapel Hill from 1985-1986.  Fewell was born in Gastonia, NC and played football and ran track for South Point High School.  He then attended Lenoir Rhyne College where he graduated with a degree in business administration.  After graduation he started as a graduate assistant for the Tar Heels under Dick Crum.  Fewell moved on to coach in the college ranks at Army, Kent State and Vanderbilt.  He began his NFL coaching career in 1998, when he became the defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars who was coached by Tom Coughlin.  Fewell has been on the coaching staffs
of the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills (where he was an interim head coach) and currently with the Giants.  Fewell interviewed for the Tennessee, Cleveland, Denver and Carolina Panthers head coaching job last year.  This year Fewell received no request for interviews.  Fewell is not worried about that and is focused on the job at hand.  A Giants win this Sunday, and his coaching resume will look a little better.

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