Jim McNally, Bills Offensive Line Coach and UB Alumnus, to Speak at "UB at Sunrise Downtown" Breakfast Presentation

By Barbara A. Byers

Release Date: May 4, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jim McNally, Ed.M. '68, B.S. '66, entering his 26th season in the National Football League and second as offensive line coach of the Buffalo Bills, will be the featured speaker May 19 at the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's "UB at Sunrise Downtown" breakfast series in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza.

The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The presentation will start at 8 a.m. and conclude promptly at 9 a.m. following a question-and-answer period.

McNally, who is included in the top echelon among position coaches in football today, will discuss "UB, Buffalo, the Bills." He holds UB degrees in business education and administration and also is a graduate of Kenmore West High School.

A walk-on at the University at Buffalo who stood 5 feet 9 inches and played at a rock-solid 210 pounds, McNally was a standout on both the offensive and defensive lines for the late UB Coach Dick Offenhamer.

Pegged affectionately as "Mouse" by his junior high buddies for his speediness and elusiveness, McNally spent nine years as a college offensive line coach, including the first four at UB. He has coached in three Super Bowls (two with the Bengals and one with the Giants), and tutored Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz in Cincinnati.

The cost for the program is $12 per person, $10 per person for UB Alumni Association members. Reservations may be made by phoning the UB Office of Alumni Relations at 716-829-2608 or 1-800-284-5382 by May 13.