Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin

Active - 2021 - 2021  |   Born - Aug 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation, Horror

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  • Was a wingback at Syracuse University, where he set a single-season pass-receiving record in 1967, while playing alongside future NFL greats Floyd Little and Larry Csonka.
  • Acquired his first head-coaching job in 1970 at the Rochester Institute of Technology; later served as an offensive coordinator at Syracuse and Boston College.
  • First professional coaching job was as a wide-receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984; later held the same position with the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
  • Was an assistant to head coach Bill Parcells when the New York Giants won Super Bowl XXV.
  • As the first-ever coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, established the most successful start of an expansion team in NFL history, earning four playoff berths in its first five seasons and twice leading the Jags to the AFC Championship game.
  • Founded the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation in 1996 to aid children diagnosed with cancer.
  • Son Tim escaped from the 60th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11. 
  • Honored by his alma mater, Waterloo High School in New York, when it named its new football stadium after him in 2005.
  • Selected right guard Chris Snee as the Giants' second-round draft pick in 2004. At the time, Coughlin's daughter Katie was pregnant with Snee's child; the Boston College sweethearts married later that year.