Thomas Richard Coughlin (born August 31, 1946) is an American football coach who is currently head coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Coughlin led the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. Coughlin was also the inaugural head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, serving from - and leading the team to two AFC Championship Games. Prior to his career in professional football he was head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team from -, and served in a variety of coaching and administrative positions in college football. Coughlin was born in Waterloo, New York. He attended Waterloo High School, and was a good student and a letterman in football. While attending Waterloo, he gained the school's single season touchdown record-which still stands at 19. Coughlin attended Syracuse University, where he played halfback for the Syracuse Orange football team. He was teammates with Larry Csonka and Floyd Little.
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