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Encyclopedia > Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin
Date of birth August 31, 1947 (age 59)
Place of birth Flag of United States Waterloo, New York
Position(s) Head coach
College Syracuse
Career Record 93-83-0 (Regular Season)
4-6 (Postseason)
97-89-0 (Overall)
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1965-1967
1969
1970-1973
1974-1980
1981-1983
1984-1985
1986-1987
1988-1990
1991-1993
1995-2002
2004-present
Syracuse University
Syracuse University
RIT
Syracuse University
Boston College
Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Boston College
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants

Tom Coughlin (born August 31, 1947 in Waterloo, New York) is an NFL head coach for the New York Giants. He was also the inaugural head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was head football coach at Boston College before moving to the pros. His son-in-law, Chris Snee, currently plays for him on the Giants. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Waterloo refers to a town and a village in Seneca County, New York: Waterloo (town) Waterloo (village) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... NY redirects here. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private higher education institute, emphasizing career preparation, located in the township of Henrietta, outside of Rochester, New York. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Thomas M. Tom Coughlin is a former vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Waterloo refers to a town and a village in Seneca County, New York: Waterloo (town) Waterloo (village) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... NY redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity, is kinship by marriage. ... Chris Snee (born January 8, 1982) is a starting guard for the New York Giants who played college football at Boston College. ...

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Early Career

After he graduated from Waterloo High School, Coughlin attended Syracuse University where he played wingback and was teammates with Larry Csonka and Floyd Little. In 1967, he set the school's single-season pass receiving record. His first head coaching job was at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1970-1973. After his success there, he returned to his alma mater where he was eventually promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he also held at Boston College where he coached Doug Flutie. He left the collegiate level to become a wide receivers coach in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, and later the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. While at New York he was an assistant to Bill Parcells, and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XXV. Waterloo High School is a high school located in Waterloo, New York, USA. It holds about 800 students from Grades 9 - 12 and teaches according to the Board of Regents. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... In association football (soccer), a wingback is an attacking player who occupies a wide position, either on the extreme right or extreme left. ... Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Floyd Douglas Little (born July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut) was a three-time American football All-American running back at Syracuse University. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private higher education institute, emphasizing career preparation, located in the township of Henrietta, outside of Rochester, New York. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels...


Boston College

After the 1990 season, Coughlin returned to Boston College to take on his first job as a head coach. In three seasons at BC, he turned the program into a consistent winner. Coughlin's tenure was capped with a 41-39 victory over #1 ranked Notre Dame who BC has beaten in 5 straight games. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ...


Jacksonville Jaguars

Coughlin's success at BC led to his subsequent hiring as the first head coach of the NFL's expansion Jacksonville Jaguars. In 8 seasons at Jacksonville, he helmed the most successful expansion team in league history, leading the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game twice, the first time being only the second year of the team's existence, 1996, where he lost to Bill Parcells and the New England Patriots, but was named NFL Coach of the Year by United Press International. Coughlin would again take the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game in 1999 after a 14-2 regular season before the Jags were bested by Tennessee Titans, the team that had beaten them twice in the regular season, and the only team to beat them all year. City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... AFC Championship Game is a football game played every year to determine the champion of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. UPI redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Coughlin compiled a 68-60 regular season record and a 4-4 playoff record in 8 seasons as the Jaguars head coach, but his remarkable early success eventually gave way to a disappointing final three seasons in Jacksonville. After a 6-10 finish in 2002, the Jaguars fired Coughlin.


New York Giants

After being out of football in 2003, Coughlin was named the 16th head coach of the New York Giants on January 6, 2004. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... January 6, 2004 The man charged for the murder of Swedens FM Anna Lindh on September 10, Mijailo Mijailovic, through his defence lawyer requests an interrogation to give critical details on the stabbing. ...


Coughlin inherited a team that finished 4-12 in 2003, but led the Giants to a surprising 5-2 start in his first season as head coach. After back-to-back losses in which veteran quarterback Kurt Warner struggled left the Giants at 5-4, Coughlin made the decision to bench Warner and start New York's highly touted first round draft pick, rookie Eli Manning. Coughlin received criticism from some who felt the move amounted to a surrender of the 2004 season when the Giants were still in playoff contention. The Giants would go on to lose six of the seven games started by Manning, who struggled in his rookie season. Kurtis (Kurt) Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals. ... Link title Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is the starting quarterback for the New York Giants NFL franchise. ...


Coughlin's early move to Manning, though, would pay dividends in 2005, as Manning and the Giants went 11-5 in Coughlin's second season and won the NFC East for the first time since 2000. It was also the Giants first postseason performance since making it as a Wild Card in 2002. However, a very poor performance by Manning and the defense saw the Giants get shut out 23-0 at the hands of the Carolina Panthers at Giants Stadium. Following the game, Giant star running back Tiki Barber called out Coughlin and his offensive coordinator, partially because a Panthers player said that "We knew what they were going to do before they did it." The two resolved their differences however.


Heading into the 2006 season, expectations for the Giants were high. In just over two years as the Giants head coach, Coughlin transformed the Giants from an underachieving, last place team into a possible Super Bowl contender. One of the most noticeable improvements under Coughlin has been the elimination of star running back Tiki Barber's case of "fumbleitis", which Barber credits Coach Coughlin with curing after Coughlin recommended that Barber keep his elbow in and hold the ball higher. Barber fumbled 14 times between 2001 and 2003. Since Coughlin's arrival, he's fumbled only four times. Barber has also seen his production increase significantly, setting career highs in rushing and total yards each year under Coughlin. High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Atiim Kiambu Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ...


The Giants struggled early during the 2006 campaign, going 1-2 in their first three games. After a particularly bad loss to the Seattle Seahawks, star tight end Jeremy Shockey stated that the Giants had been "outplayed and outcoached." The Giants rebounded by winning their next five games to go 6-2. However, the Giants suffered a stunning second half collapse, losing 6 of their next 7 games to fall to 7-8 heading into the last game of the season. After a late November loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Coughlin and his coaching staff were once again criticized by a player, this time Tiki Barber. Things took another turn for the worse the next week when the Giants blew a 21 point fourth quarter lead and lost to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 24-21. City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Numerous injuries, excessive penalties, and a high number of turnovers--all three being problems that Coughlin promised to fix when hired as Giants head coach coach in 2004--have been most responsible for the downward spiral of the 2006 Giants, fueling speculation that Coughlin's job could be in jeopardy. However, the Giants rebounded with a victory in the season's final game at the Washington Redskins, all but securing a playoff berth and perhaps saving Coughlin's job in the process. City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National...


Coughlin and the Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 23-20, in the first round of the playoffs. On January 10, 2007, it was announced that Coughlin would receive a one-year extension on his current contract and would remain as the Giants' head coach in 2007. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


Coaching Style

Coughlin was mentored by Bill Parcells, when he spent time as Wide Receivers Coach on the New York Football Giants, along with many other assistants who are currently Head Coaches in the NFL, and the two are close friends who recently faced off several times in the NFC East while Parcells coached the Dallas Cowboys. Coughlin won the upperhand in those games, going 4-2 versus Parcells since he was hired by the Giants. Like his mentor, Coughlin is known as a stern disciplinarian and for his meticulous attention to detail. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football...

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Tom Coughlin: Information from Answers.com (1065 words)
Tom Coughlin (born August 31, 1947 in Waterloo, New York) is an NFL head coach for the New York Giants.
Coughlin would again take the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game in 1999 after a 14-2 regular season before the Jags were bested by Tennessee Titans, the team that had beaten them twice in the regular season, and the only team to beat them all year.
Coughlin was mentored by Bill Parcells, when he spent time as Wide Receivers Coach on the Giants, along with many other assistants who are currently Head Coaches in the NFL., and the two are close friends who face off in the NFC East.
Foe Audio: Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning (2585 words)
Tom Coughlin: The fact that we've lost three out of four and our offensive production has not been where I'd like it to be and I felt like we needed to do something to get ourselves back on track here.
Coughlin: Sure it is. The factors that have to be considered are the disguise element, the idea that a bigger pressure package may be brought in.
Coughlin: I think Billy has been able to help us with regard to any individuals that happened to be there last year that he might have an opinion on, but we have scouted them, we have taken all the tape off, we did winter work.
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