New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will continue to coach the Super Bowl champs through the 2014 season after the Giants granted their head coach a contract extension on Wednesday.
Coughlin helped guide the New York Giants to Super Bowl win in 2007 and then again in 2012.
The team has not revealed the terms of the deal but Coughlin did open up about the decision after it was announced.
“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said in a statement. “I’m thankful to (co-owners) John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for their support and the recognition of what our players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful for the working relationship (general manager) Jerry Reeseand I have. We’ve got a lot of work left to do.”
This past season Coughlin, 65, became the oldest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl and his career regular season record of 142-114 (.557) over 16 seasons is impressive. Tom Coughlin also holds a postseason record of 12-7 (.632).
According to team co-owner John Mara:
“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ’90s. So it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom represents to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should be.”
Last season the Giants had to win their last six regular-season games and then four playoff games to win another Super Bowl, victories Tom Coughlin has been largely credited with orchestrating.