|Position:||Inside linebackers coach|
|Born:||Oradell, New Jersey|
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McGovern played college football at Holy Cross where he was a four-year starter at defensive back. He set a career NCAA Division I-AA record with 24 interceptions. During his senior year, he achieved consensus first team All-America honors.
It was announced on February 8, 2013 that McGovern had been hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as their outside linebackers coach. He previously served as the defensive coordinator for Boston College for four years, a promotion after serving as linebackers coach for nine years before that. During his previous two seasons as defensive coordinator, he coached two future NFL linebackers – Mark Herzlich and Luke Kuechly. Prior to working at Boston College, McGovern served as defensive backs coach at Pittsburgh from 1997-1999, at Boston College from 1994-1996 as defensive backs coach, at Massachusetts in 1993 as defensive coordinator and from 1988-1990 as defensive backs coach, at Holy Cross from 1991-1992 and 1986-1987 as defensive backs coach and assistant defensive backs coach respectively, and at Pennsylvania as freshman coach in 1985.
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