Tom Coughlin was named executive vice president of football operations for the Jaguars on January 9, 2017. A veteran of 29 years in the NFL including 21 as a head coach, Coughlin ranks as the 12th-winningest coach in NFL history with an overall record of 182-157 (.537), including two Super Bowl championships.
Coughlin, who oversees the team’s football operations and reports directly to Owner Shad Khan, served as the inaugural head coach for the Jaguars for nine seasons (1994-2002). During that time he accumulated a 68-60 regular season record and four playoff appearances, including two AFC championship games.
Coughlin last year served as the NFL’s senior advisor to football operations, a role he started after retiring from the New York Giants following the 2015 season.
The Waterloo, N.Y. native posted a 170-150 regular season record in 21 seasons as an NFL head coach, including nine years in Jacksonville and 12 with the New York Giants. Coughlin’s 170 wins are the 12th-most in NFL history and his 12 wins in the playoffs rank seventh. Coughlin-led teams captured five division titles and nine playoff berths, and his overall postseason record is 12-7.
Coughlin led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, becoming the 13th coach in NFL history to claim multiple Super Bowl titles. He is also one of 19 head coaches with a perfect record in Super Bowl games.
Prior to joining the Giants, Coughlin coached the Jaguars for nine seasons after being named the franchise’s first head coach on Feb. 21, 1994. The Jaguars’ 72-64 overall record included a 4-4 mark in the playoffs during Coughlin’s tenure.
Jacksonville quickly became the league’s most successful expansion team, becoming the first club to qualify for playoff appearances in four of its first five seasons. In 1996, the Jaguars qualified for the playoffs and advanced to the AFC championship game in just their second season as Coughlin was named NFL Coach of the Year by United Press International. The team won its first division title in 1998. The following season, Coughlin led the Jaguars to an NFL-best record of 14-2 and advanced to the conference title game.
Coughlin emerged as one of the league’s best offensive coaches, as Jacksonville led the NFL in both passing yards (4,367 in 1996) and rushing yards (2,091 in 1999). He also tutored recent Pride of the Jaguars inductee Jimmy Smith who was the league’s leading receiver in 1999, as well as the four previous members of the Pride of the Jaguars – Tony Boselli, Mark Brunell and Fred Taylor.
Prior to Jacksonville, Coughlin spent three seasons (1991-93) as head coach at Boston College, where he was 21-13-1. In 1993, the Coughlin-led Eagles were ranked 12th in the USA Today/CNN coaches’ poll and 13th by the Associated Press. He also coached Boston College’s quarterbacks from 1981-83, where he tutored Doug Flute, who would win the Heisman Trophy in 1984.
From 1988-90, Coughlin was the Giants wide receivers coach under Bill Parcells, and was on the staff when the team won its second Super Bowl. He held the same position with the Green Bay Packers (1986-87) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1985-86).
Coughlin began his coaching career in 1969 as a graduate assistant at Syracuse, where he was a three-year letterman from 1965-67. The former Orangeman competed in the same back field as All-America backs and Pro Football Hall of Famers Larry Csonka and Floyd Little. He later served as the school’s quarterbacks and offensive backfield coach for three seasons (1974-76) and offensive coordinator (1977-80).
Thomas Richard Coughlin was born on Aug. 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York. He is the oldest of seven children. Coughlin and his wife, Judy, have two daughters, Keli and Kate; two sons-in-law named Chris; two sons, Brian and Tim; two daughters-in-law, Andrea and Susie; and 11 grandchildren: Emma Rose, Dylan, Shea, Cooper, Caroline, Marin, Wesley, Brennon, Clara, Walker and Ally.
|03/16/2017||Josh McNary (LB) signed.|
|03/12/2017||Roy Miller (DT) released.|
|03/11/2017||Earl Watford (OL) signed.|
|03/11/2017||Stefan Charles (DT) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Barry Church (S) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Calais Campbell (DL) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Lerentee McCray (DE) signed.|
|03/10/2017||A.J. Bouye (CB) signed.|
|03/09/2017||Julius Thomas (TE) traded to Miami.|
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