INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Gary Emanuel has been hired to that same position by the New York Giants, the team announced today.
Emanuel had spent the previous six seasons with the Colts as part of former head coach Chuck Pagano's staff.
A 37-year coaching veteran, Emanuel's group in 2017 included several key newcomers, such as Johnathan Hankins, Al Woods and Margus Hunt. Hankins finished his season with 44 total tackles (four for a loss) with two sacks, five quarterback hits and three passes defensed; Woods also had 44 tackles (five for a loss) with one sack and two quarterback hits; Hunt, meanwhile, had 29 tackles (six for a loss) with one sack, seven quarterback hits and two passes defensed.
Before suffering a season-ending throat injury midway through the year, Henry Anderson was also having a solid season, as he finished with 22 tackles (four for a loss) with two sacks, seven quarterback hits and one forced fumble.
Emanuel is the 13th Colts coach from their 2017 staff who has formally joined another team's staff for 2018. Others on that list include:
• Former outside linebackers coach Brad White has been hired to the same position at the University of Kentucky.
• Former assistant head coach/offensive line coach Joe Philbin, tight ends coach Jim Hostler and assistant special teams coach Maurice Drayton are now with the Green Bay Packers.
• Former offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach Tim Berbenich and running backs coach Jemal Singleton are now with the Oakland Raiders.
• Former wide receives coach Sanjay Lal is expected to assume the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.
• Former quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer is now with the Seattle Seahawks.
Former Colts area scout Dave Razzano also has been hired on with the Raiders as their Director of Football Research.
The Colts, meanwhile, are yet to fill out their entire coaching staff under new head coach Frank Reich, who was hired on Sunday. General manager Chris Ballard said after the season that the team's new head coach will have input into the members of his staff in Indy.