The New York Giants has already announced that it will be getting Joe Judge for the team’s head coach position. His name might not ring a bell to some fans so we've rounded up a few facts about the new coach.

1. No Experience As Head Coach

Ideally, head coaching experience is a plus in anyone’s resume especially for those gunning for the head coach position. But Judge seems to be bucking the trend as he has to prior experience as a head coach at all.

2. Played For Mississippi State From 2000 to 2004

Judge played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs from 2000 until 2004. He was the quarterback but he mainly played on special teams. He also started his coaching career in the team as a graduate assistant in 2005 until 2007.

3. He Was Groomed By Both Nick Saban And Bill Belichick

While Judge may not have a head coaching experience, his resume does contain something others can only dream of. He was groomed by two of American football’s famous coaches, Nick Saban and Bill Belichick.

He was with Saban for three years as his special team assistant in Alabama. Meanwhile, he was also groomed by Belichick for the past eight years. Combined, Judge is part of three Super Bowls and two National Championships.

4. Almost left Patriots in 2018

Back in 2018, Judge almost left Patriots as he was set to join Josh McDaniels’ staff in Indianapolis. Had plans pushed through, he would have been made as McDaniel’s special teams coordinator.

However, it was not meant to be. Josh McDaniels went back to New England and Judge continued his sta there as well. Since then, Judge was already viewed as potential head coach material and there were even talks that Mississippi State might get him as the team’s next head coach.

5. Polished Patriots’ elite special teams unit as its special teams coordinator

The New England Patriots has always been known for its strong special teams unit. This strength was even highlighted more when the unit was under Judge.

As the special teams coordinator, Judge was behind New England’s No. 1 ranking in average starting field position as well as the team’s No. 1 position in opponent starting field position.

6. First Special Teams Coordinator To Be Hired As Head Coach in 12 Years

One of Judge’s distinction is that he is the first special teams coordinator to be hired directly to head coach position in twelve years. The last time this happened was in 2008 when John Harbaugh clinched the head coach position in Baltimore Ravens.