John McVay

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
3 14-30-0 31.82% 0-0 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Bill Arnsparger


Lindy Infante, Marty Schottenheimer


Career Summary

John McVay was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 1978, finishing his career as the head coach of the New York Giants. Over his three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 14-30-0. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1977 until the 1978 season, during which time the Giants went 11-19-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

John McVay Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, McVay served as an assistant coach for Bill Arnsparger. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Bill Arnsparger, finishing as the interim head coach/assistant coach in 1976. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Lindy Infante and Marty Schottenheimer) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 232-182-1 in the regular season and 5-14 in the playoffs during their twenty-six seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

McVay was born on Monday, January 5, 1931 in Bellaire, Ohio.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1978 New York Giants Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1977 New York Giants Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1976 New York Giants Interim Head Coach 3-4-0 0-0
1976 New York Giants Assistant Coach 0-7-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 2
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1976 season for the New York Giants
  • Past teams coached for: New York Giants
  • Date of Birth: Monday, January 5, 1931 (93 years old), Bellaire, Ohio