Giants Announce First New Hirings for 2024 Coaching Staff

The New York Giants add two new hires to the 2024 staff
Jun 13, 2023; New Orleans, LA, USA;  New Orleans Saints running back coach Joel Thomas during
Jun 13, 2023; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back coach Joel Thomas during / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Brian Daboll has made some new additions to the coaching staff. The New York Giants have hired Aaron Wellman as the Executive Director of Player Performance and Joel Thomas as the running backs coach.

Wellman is coming from Indiana. In New York, he'll be responsible for the strength and conditioning program. This will be his second stint with the Giants (2016-2019). He brings 15 years of experience running strength and conditioning programs including time at the University of Michigan (2011-2014), San Diego State University (2009-10), and Ball State University (2004-2008).

In addition, he's tasked with creating a plan that increases speed and power while limiting injuries. Something that is sorely needed playing at MetLife Stadium.

Thomas brings a nice resume to New York. The 49-year-old has 16 years of coaching experience in college and nine years as the running back coach in New Orleans. During his tenure in the Big Easy, Thomas oversaw one of the league's best rushing attacks.

New Orleans led the NFL with 148 rushing touchdowns from 2015-2022. Running back Alvin Kamara flourished into one of the best tailbacks in the league under Thomas' watch. Kamara racked up 5,829 rushing yards, 54 touchdowns, and five straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2017-2021.

Not only was Kamara a reliable ball carrier but he developed outstanding hands as a pass-catcher. The 28-year-old reeled in 505 receptions for 4,219 receiving yards, and 23 touchdowns. Additionally, he snagged 80-plus passes in four straight seasons from 2017-2020.

Daboll and general Joe Schoen are just getting started on what should be an interesting offseason for the GMen.

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