Mike Maccagnan

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Mike Maccagnan
New York Jets
Position: General manager
Personal information
Born: Hightstown, New Jersey
Career information
High school: Peddie School
College: Trinity College
Career history
As executive:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA NFL Executive of the Year (2015)

Mike Maccagnan is an American football executive. On January 13, 2015, he became general manager for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Early life

He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in economics. Before that, he attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. Maccagnan played lacrosse and football in high school and also for Trinity College.[2]


He joined the Washington Redskins scouting department as an intern during the team's training camp in 1990. He joined the front-office of the newly-founded World League of American Football as a league scout before becoming the director of player personnel for the London Monarchs in 1991.

He spent one and a half seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a director of scouting and player personnel for the Ottawa Roughriders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1993 to 1994.

Maccagnan was reunited with the Washington Redskins as a scout from 1995 to 2000. He then joined the Houston Texans shortly after Charley Casserly's appointment as general manager. He spent 15 years with the organization, starting as a coordinator of college scouting, rising in 2011 to Director of College Scouting.[3]

Maccagnan was hired as the general manager of the New York Jets on January 13, 2015.[1] Shortly following his hiring, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was hired as the new head coach.

On December 29, 2017 it was announced he had signed a contract extension through 2020.[4]


  1. ^ a b Lange, Randy (January 13, 2015). "Jets Name Mike Maccagnan New General Manager". New York Jets. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Cosentino, Dom (13 January 2015). "Mike Maccagnan: 10 things to know about Jets' new general manager". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ Cimini, Rick (14 January 2015). "Jets hire Mike Maccagnan as GM". ESPN. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-extend-contracts-todd-bowles-mike-maccagnan-2-years-article-1.3725976
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