Waterloo native Tom Coughlin won his 100th game as head coach of the New York Giants on Sunday evening with a win over the Dallas Cowboys. Coughlin is one of just 4 other active NFL coaches to have over 100 wins with the same franchise.
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 1995 to 2002 and leading the team to two AFC Championship Games. After being out of football in 2003, Coughlin was hired to replace Jim Fassel as head coach of the New York Giants in January 2004. He inherited a team that finished 4–12.Prior to his career in professional football he was head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team from 1991 to 1993, and served in a variety of coaching and administrative positions in college football.Coughlin attended Syracuse University, where he played halfback for the Syracuse Orange football team. He was teammates with Larry Csonka and Floyd Little. In 1967, he set the school’s single-season pass receiving record. Jim Boeheim was his residence advisor (RA) during Coughlin’s senior year at Syracuse.Coughlin is the oldest of seven children. He and his wife Judy have two daughters, Keli and Katie; two sons-in-law named Chris (Katie’s husband Chris Snee played for Coughlin’s Giants from 2004-13); two sons, Brian and Tim; two daughters-in-law, Andrea (Tim’s wife) and Susie (Brian’s wife); and eleven grandchildren: Emma Rose, Dylan, Shea, Cooper, Caroline May, Marin Elizabeth, Gunnar Nicholas, Brennon, Clara Amelia, Walker, and Allie