New York Jets introduce their new coach and general manager

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (WABC) -- The New York Jets new head coach and general manager are officially taking the reins.

The team's chairman and CEO Woody Johnson introduced new coach Todd Bowles at a news conference Wednesday morning at the Jets facility in Florham Park, N.J.

Bowles was the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals last season.

Johnson also officially announced Mike Maccagnan as the Jets' new general manager.

Bowles and Maccagnan take over for Rex Ryan and John Idzik, who were both dismissed after the Jets finished the 2014 season with a 4-12 record.

Bowles was the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals last season, where he was named the assistant coach of the year by the Pro Football Writers of America.

He's from New Jersey and attended Elizabeth High School.

The Jets also hired Chan Gailey as their offensive coordinator Tuesday, a move that had been expected since Bowles became head coach last Wednesday.

The 63-year-old Gailey was out of football the last two seasons after being fired as Buffalo's coach following the 2012 season. But Bowles targeted Gailey early to be a part of his staff, which is beginning to take shape.

(Some information from the Associated Press.)
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