NFL Giants Extend Coach Tom Coughlin’s Contract Through 2014
Tom Coughlin signed a contract extension with the New York Giants that lasts through the 2014 season, four months after leading the National Football League team to its second Super Bowl title in five seasons.
Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed in a news release sent by the team. Coughlin, 65, is entering his ninth season with the Giants, a tenure that has included five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl championships.
The team won the NFL championship with a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis last February.
“Tom is the right person in the right job at the right time,” Steve Tisch, co-owner of the team, said in the news release. “I just really appreciate how our players respond to his leadership, and obviously our organization has benefited tremendously because of the relationship Tom has with his players.”
Coughlin has a 142-114 regular-season record in 16 years as a head coach, including eight with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s 12-7 in the postseason, including the two Super Bowl championships with the Giants, both over the Patriots.
Coughlin’s 74 regular-season wins give him the third- highest total among coaches in franchise history, behind Bill Parcells and Hall of Fame member Steve Owen. His eight postseason victories leave him tied with Parcells for the team record.
“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said in the release. “We’ve got a lot of work left to do.”
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