Guest Coaching in Giants at Jets

NYPD football coach Pete Moog will assist the Giants in their Saturday exhibition matchup with the Jets.

NYPD football coach Pete Moog will work the sidelines with the New York Giants and Head Coach Jim Fassel and get to call a play against their annual exhibition opponent the New York Jets.

Moog, a 42 year old detective, who is a 21-year police veteran, coached his team to a 10-0 victory over the FDNY squad on May 19 at Giants Stadium.

"I'll have him diagram his favorite play, we'll name it and we'll call it," Fassel said. Moog is with the NYPD Technical Assistance and Response Unit. He played for the police team for six years and has coached it for 15. Moog also played at Southern Connecticut State and Seminole Junior College.

Moog was at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

"I was one of the lucky ones. I got out of the South Tower and just left the buidling when it fell," he said. But he also got trapped with 24 other officers against the outside window of 2 World Financial Center across the street from the collapsed tower.

"The 25 of us were suffocating," Moog said. "We all owe our lives to Lt. Timmy McGinn. He was closest to the window, and he blew out the window with his gun, because it just wouldn't break. Then we all climbed into the building."

Firefighter Sterling Alves will perform the same duties as Moog for the New York Jets.

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