Dave Gettleman Biography
David Alan Gettleman is an American football executive who is the general manager for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Gettleman was previously the general manager of the Carolina Panthers.
Dave Gettleman Age
David Alan Gettleman was born on February 21, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Dave Gettleman Salary and Net Worth
Gettleman’s net worth is still under review as of 2019 and his salary is yet to be known.
Dave Gettleman Education
Gettleman grew up in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He went to Boston Latin School, where he played varsity football. He then went to Springfield College, where he earned a degree in education and played offensive tackle on the freshman football team. He has two master’s degrees: one in physical education from Southern Connecticut State in 1978 and another in sports administration from St. Thomas University in 1986.
Dave Gettleman Career
He started his football career as a teacher-coach at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie, New York. As the head coach from 1973 to 1978 and 1980– 1981, Gettleman led his teams to two league titles, competing against schools twice the size as Spackenkill. In 1979, he spent a season as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Long Beach. Gettleman joined the faculty of Kingston High School in 1982 and became the head coach in 1984, leading his team to a Section I Bowl berth.
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In 1986, Gettleman entered the NFL as a scouting intern for the Buffalo Bills. He spent the next seven years working in their scouting department before leaving to accept a scouting job with the Denver Broncos after the 1993 season. He was hired in 1998, by the New York Giants, who promoted him to Pro Personnel Director the next year. He was given the title of Senior Pro Personnel Analyst in 2012.
He was chosen in January 2013, to become the General Manager of the Carolina Panthers. In the 2015 season, the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. The Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10. The Panthers relieved him of his duties as General Manager on July 17, 2017. During his tenure as General Manager the Panthers compiled a regular season record of 51-28-1. In that 5-year timeframe the Panthers advanced to the playoffs 4 seasons and won 3 NFC South titles. This is notable because the Panthers have only made the playoffs 8 times in their 24 year history.
Return to the Giants (2017-present)
Gettleman was named as the new general manager of the New York Giants on December 28, 2017, returning to the Giants fold after six years.