Shane Bowen

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
9 67-64-0 51.15% 3-4 42.86%


Career Summary

Shane Bowen is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants since 2024. Prior to this season, he coached for the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans for eight seasons. His most recent position was with the Titans as their defensive coordinator. Bowen will be the new defensive coordinator for the New York Giants for the 2024 season.

Personal Information

Bowen was born on Tuesday, December 9, 1986 in Pickerington, Ohio.

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Playing Career

College Playing Career

Georgia Tech University

Bowen played college football for Georgia Tech from 2006 until 2009, helping the Yellow Jackets win the ACC Coastal division championship in 2006 and 2008. However, he suffered an injury during the 2009 season that ended his playing career.

Coaching Career

College Coaching Career

Georgia Tech University

After his injury, he finished the season as the assistant linebackers coach. The next season, he was named the offensive graduate assistant for the Yellow Jackets. He held that position for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Ohio State University

Bowen became the defensive graduate assistant for the Ohio State Buckeyes for the 2012 season. In his sole season with the team, he coached two All-Big 10 defensive players and the conference defensive player of the year. While the Buckeyes were not bowl eligible due to NCAA sanctions, the team finished the season ranked third in the nation after a 12-0 season.

Kennesaw State University

His first full-time coaching position came in the 2013 season with Kennesaw State as the team’s linebackers coach. He held that position from 2013 until 2015, which was the university’s first season as a Division 1 program.

NFL Coaching Career

Houston Texans

In 2016, Bowen jumped to the NFL ranks as the defensive assistant coach for the Houston Texans. He spent two seasons with the Texans, helping the team to their first ever season leading the league in yards allowed (2016).

Tennessee Titans

Bowen was hired to coach the outside linebackers for the Tennessee Titans in the 2018 season. With Bowen’s assistance on defense, the Titans ranked in the Top-10 of several key defensive metrics on the season, including yards per game (8th) and points allowed (3rd).


Year Position Record Playoff record
2024 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 0-0-0 0-0
2023 Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator 6-11-0 0-0
2022 Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator 7-10-0 0-0
2021 Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator 12-5-0 0-1
2020 Tennessee Titans Outside Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2019 Tennessee Titans Outside Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 2-1
2018 Tennessee Titans Outside Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2017 Houston Texans Defensive Assistant Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2016 Houston Texans Defensive Assistant Coach 9-7-0 1-1

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