Bills praise new head coach Sean McDermott

Bills praise new head coach Sean McDermott
Posted at 9:36 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 21:36:07-05

On Friday Western New York will be formally introduced to Sean McDermott, the Buffalo Bills new head coach. The organization made McDermott's hire official on Wednesday, signing the 42-year-old to a reported multi-year contract.

“We believe we have hired a smart, determined and hard-working head coach who has been training for many years to achieve this goal," said Bills owner Terry Pegula. "Sean is an ambitious leader who has the desire to lead this organization to compete for and ultimately win a Super Bowl. We look forward to working with Sean for many years to come."

McDermott spent the last six seasons as the Panthers Defensive Coordinator, finishing with a top-ten overall defense during four of those years.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to become the Buffalo Bills new head coach and join the rich tradition of Bills football.' McDermott said. "I am looking forward to connecting with our players, Bills staff and the passionate fan base. I want to thank Terry and Kim and I look forward to working with Doug and the entire football department."

McDermott entered the National Football League in 1999 as a Philadelphia Eagles scouting coordinator. 2017 will be McDermott's 19th year as a coach in the N.F.L.

“Sean McDermott is an excellent football coach and we feel he is the perfect leader for this team," Bills General Manager Doug Whaley added. " Sean’s intelligence, leadership qualities, and vision for our team impressed us throughout the interview process.  I am excited to begin working with Coach McDermott and his staff."

The time of Friday's introductory press conference has yet to be determined.