NFL Giants Extend Coach Tom Coughlin’s Contract Through 2012 Season

The New York Giants extended the contract of coach Tom Coughlin, who led the National Football League team to a Super Bowl title, through the 2012 season.

Coughlin has a 65-47 record since joining New York in 2004, with a 4-3 postseason record, including the NFL championship game after the 2007 season. His 65 wins are the third-highest regular-season total among Giants head coaches, behind Hall of Fame member Steve Owen’s 153 and Bill Parcells’s 77.

Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed in a news release sent by the team.

“As I was when I was hired in 2004, I am grateful for the opportunity,” Coughlin said, calling the chance to coach the Giants “the fulfillment of a dream.”

The Giants concluded the 2010 season 10-6, continuing a six-year streak without a losing record. The club has won at least 10 games in four of Coughlin’s seven seasons.

“We strongly believe in Tom,” Giants owner John Mara said in the release. “We believe in the job he’s done and we believe in his ability to lead our team in the future.”

Coughlin led the Giants to four playoff wins after the 2007 season, including a 17-14 victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Before joining New York, Coughlin spent eight years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s won four division titles and led his teams to the playoffs in eight of 15 seasons.

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