Let’s Look At New York Giants’ Coach Tom Coughlin

Let’s Look At Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, winning coach of Super Bowl XLII, has had a long and distinguished coaching career. Always known as a hard nosed disciplinarian, Coughlin’s tough outer shell has also earned him much respect and devotion from a select group of players.

• Tom Coughlin played wingback at Syracuse University in the late 1960’s. While there he set the record for number of passes caught in a season and was a teammate of one of the all time greats, Larry Csonka.

• Coughlin began his coaching career after one season as a graduate assistant at Syracuse with the head coaching position at Rochester Institute of Technology.

• Coughlin returned to Syracuse where he served as quarterbacks coach from 1974-75 and then as offensive coordinator from 1975-80.

• The years 1981-83 saw Tom Coughlin serve as the quarterbacks coach at Boston College.

• He made it to the NFL initially as the wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1984-85.

• He also coached the wide receivers for the Green Bay Packers from 1986-87.

• He then coached the wide receivers under Bill Parcells from 1988-90.

• In 1991, Coughlin returned to Boston College, this time as the head coach and he would stay there through the 1993 season.

• From 1995-2002, Tom Coughlin would be the first head coach of the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars.

• After a year away from football, Coughlin would return in 2004 as head coach of the New York Giants.

In 2007, Coughlin working on a one-year extension contract, would lead the Giants to a Super Bowl victory over the up-until-then undefeated New England Patriots.

Tom Coughlin has definitely put his time in, with the exception of one season, coaching continuously from 1970 to 2007. He finally achieved the ultimate goal of every coach with a Super Bowl title in 2007.

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