Former Head Coach, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets
In 2009, when Eric Mangini was hired as the 12th full time head coach of the Cleveland Browns, he came back to where he started his NFL coaching career when he was a public relations intern in 1994. In the years between, he was a coach on 5 division title winning teams, won 3 conference titles, and 3 Super Bowl Championships.
Eric quickly rose through the coaching ranks as his tireless work ethic, innovation, and intelligence became trademarks. He was an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets from 1995-1999 before joining the New England Patriots as a secondary coach in 2000 and becoming their defensive coordinator in 2005. In Mangini’s five seasons in charge of the team’s secondary, the unit sent five players to the Pro Bowl and evolved into one of the NFL’s most successful defensive backfields.
With such an accomplished resume and a strong vision of how to lead and build an organization, Eric was hired as the Head Coach of the New York Jets in 2006. He was their head coach for three years. Mangini took over a team that had gone 4-12 the previous year and guided them to a record of 10-6 and a Wild Card playoff berth.
Mangini realizes the importance of giving back to the community. In 2002, Mangini, along with his brother, Kyle, founded the Carmine & Frank Mangini (CFM) Foundation to benefit under-resourced children. Each year in Hartford, Mangini hosts a one-day football fundamentals minicamp that raises money for the foundation. During his tenure in New York, Mangini and his wife, Julie, were strongly committed to their philanthropic endeavors, actively supporting other charitable organizations such as Homeless Solutions, Inc. and the St. Elizabeth House.
Mangini graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994 with a degree in political science and earned four varsity letters in football. Eric and Julie have three sons: Jake, Luke and Zack.
After 16 years coaching and winning 3 Super Bowl Championships, Eric Mangini knows what it takes to build a Championship caliber team on and off the field.