Thomas Richard Coughlin (born August 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York) is the head coach for the New York Giants, the 2007 National Football League (NFL) Champions. Coughlin has long been regarded as one of the premier head coaches in the National Football League. He was also the inaugural head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was head football coach at Boston College before moving to the pros.
Coughlin attended Waterloo High School in Waterloo, New York 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. In Coughlin's senior year, he passed an entry test for seminary school to become a Catholic priest.
Coughlin attended Syracuse University where he played wingback, and was teammates with Larry Csonka and Floyd Little. In 1967, he set the school's single-season pass receiving record.