Bill Parcells

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Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941),[1] also known as "The Big Tuna",[2] is an American football coach. He was a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons.

He is best known as the head coach of the New York Giants, which he led to two Super Bowl titles. Parcells later was the head coach of the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys.

For a short time, he played for the Detroit Lions in 1964.

Parcells was born in Englewood, New Jersey. He studied at Wichita State University.

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  1. Gutman, Bill (2000). Parcells: A Biography. Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2008.
  2. "Bill Parcells "The Tuna"". chickenortuna.com. 1997. Retrieved July 27, 2010. "I think it goes back to my first time with the Patriots. There was an old commercial from StarKist with Charlie the StarKist tuna. So my players were trying to con me on something one time, and I said, 'You must think I'm Charlie the Tuna.'"