On Monday, the Giants said goodbye to a memorable player from the Tom Coughlin era when guard Chris Snee announced his retirement.
On Tuesday, they welcomed back another memorable player. The team announced that David Tyree, whose helmet-aided catch of an Eli Manning pass set up the winning score in Super Bowl XLII, will be rejoining the team as the team’s director of player development. Tyree has been working in the league office on player engagement and development and replaces former Giant Charles Way, who has moved onto a job with the league.
“I’m overwhelmed with joy,” Tyree said in the team’s announcement of the hire. “I guess you could say it’s a second homecoming. I’m grateful to have an experience with Charles Way, seeing his growth, his maturity as a professional. It even, to some degree, has impacted my life personally as a professional. Then having this opportunity to fill those shoes, I’m just grateful for the foundation that’s been laid, I’m grateful to be an example and hopefully represent this great organization in the same light and continue the great atmosphere and tradition of a wonderful organization with a premier culture. I’m just thrilled to get in here and serve these players.”
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Tyree would work with players “to aid them in their continuing education, their development as young men, the opportunities in the business world and in networking.”