NFL Hall of Fame class of 2013: Bill Parcells inducted

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 has been introduced and Bill Parcells, former coach of the New England Patriots, made the cut.

The seven inductees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2013 have been announced. Bill Parcells, the one-time coach of the New England Patriots, was inducted.

For more on the Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit

Parcells obviously made his career while coaching the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, but he also coached the Patriots on two separate occasions. After coaching for several universities, Parcells broke into the NFL when the Giants hired him as their defensive coordinator in 1979. After just one year, though, he was hired by the Patriots as their linebackers coach. After the 1980 season, Parcells went back to the Giants starting in 1981, where he stayed through the 1990 season. After taking a two-year break from coaching, he returned to the Patriots as a head coach in 1993, where he stayed through the 1996 season.

In that time, the Patriots went 32-32 and managed two playoffs appearances. In the 1996 season, Parcells led the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI, where they lost by a score of 35-21 to Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers.

Following the '96 season, Parcells left Foxborough after a series of disagreements with owner Robert Kraft. He went on to coach the Jets and the Cowboys before retiring from coaching.

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