Giants Add Experienced Cornerback William Gay in Free Agency

 

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William Gay
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A graduate of Tulane University, Geoff Block formerly served as an executive with Wall Street’s Crown Growth Partners before founding the South Carolina-based investment firm RLB Squared LLC in 2013. When not working, Geoff Block enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the New York Giants.

The Giants overhauled its defensive backfield earlier this year by signing Michael Thomas, Curtis Riley, Teddy Williams, and B.W. Webb. In April, the team added durable cornerback William Gay to that list. A 5-foot-10, 183-pound native of Tallahassee, Florida, Gay played college football for the University of Louisville before being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Since debuting the following season, the 33-year-old has played in 176 games in 11 seasons and compiled 573 tackles, 13 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, and seven quarterback sacks.

Gay spent all but one of those 11 seasons with the Steelers. During the 2012 season, he played for the Arizona Cardinals and recorded a career-high three forced fumbles. The former Super Bowl champion played primarily as a backup last season, but still managed two forced fumbles and an interception.

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The Executive MBA Program at Tulane University

 

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Tulane University
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A former Wall Street executive with experience working for companies such as Crown Growth Partners, Geoff Block guides RLB Squared, LLC, in South Carolina. To prepare for his career, Geoff Block earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, and he supports his alma mater through donations to the university’s business school.

Consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of business schools by the Thomson Scientific Essential Science Indicators index, the Tulane University Freeman School of Business has been training American and international business leaders since its founding in 1914. Over the past century, the school has expanded its offerings to include a range of specialized programs that includes executive MBA training.

Reserved for managers and executives with at least seven years of business experience, the Tulane Executive MBA program is conducted on alternate weekends over the course of 18 months. The program features a broad curriculum drawing topics from fields such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and more, and it offers a range of concentrations that allows participants to customize their educational experience.

In addition to classes on campus, the Executive MBA program offers opportunity for international travel to gain a global business perspective. To learn more about the Tulane program, please visit freeman.tulane.edu.

New York Giants Bolster Defensive Line with Addition of Josh Mauro

 

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Josh Mauro
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A former Wall Street executive with Crown Growth Partners, Geoff Block owns RLB Squared, LLC, in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he manages a portfolio comprised primarily of hedge funds and real estate investments. With a BS in business management from Tulane University, Mr. Block manages specific property holdings in Sharp Plaza, the American home of the British automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. An avid sports fan, Geoff Block enjoys attending football games and following the New York Giants of the National Football League.

The New York Giants reinforced their defensive line by signing free agent defensive end Josh Mauro on March 19. Rebuilding their defensive front seven, the New York Giants’ newest lineman is reunited with defensive coordinator James Bettcher from when both were with the Arizona Cardinals.

Standing at 6’6” and weighing 282 pounds, the fifth-year defensive end contributed 22 tackles, including 15 unassisted tackles and one sack, last season in Arizona. The undrafted Stanford alumnus started 26 times with the Cardinals, recording 92 tackles (including 65 unassisted tackles and two sacks), one fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles over a span of 47 games.

Moreover, Josh Mauro started two out of three post-season games with Arizona, contributing two tackles, including one unassisted tackle. During his collegiate career, the newly acquired defensive lineman made 81 tackles, one interception, and 11 sacks in 48 games.

New York Giants Hire Pat Shurmur as Head Coach

 

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Pat Shurmur
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The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in business from Tulane University, Geoff Block formerly served as an executive with Crown Growth Partners before he joined South Carolina’s RLB Squared, LLC, as a manager in 2013. Away from work, Geoff Block is a passionate fan of the National Football League (NFL) New York Giants.

The Giants missed the playoffs in 2017 for the fifth time in the past six seasons and finished with their lowest win total (3) since the 1983 season. The team fired head coach Ben McAdoo in December after a 2-10 start to the season and replaced him on an interim basis with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. However, in January, the Giants secured a permanent replacement for McAdoo by hiring former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Shurmur, 52, spent the past two seasons in Minnesota, and last year coached the team’s offense to a 10th-place finish in scoring (23.9 points per game) and a seventh-place finish in rushing yardage (122.3 yards per game). Shurmur has additional NFL coaching experience with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, serving as Browns head coach from 2011 to 2012. He also coached at the college level at Michigan State and Stanford.