The NFL has announced that two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Tom Coughlin has been named Senior Advisor to Football Operations.
Coughlin was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995-2002 and then the New York Giants from 2004-2015, where his Giants teams won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. He will work closely with NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent on a variety of issues to support and improve the game.
“We are incredibly pleased to add someone of Coach Coughlin’s experience and character to our staff,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “His passion for football is evident and we are confident he will contribute a great deal to the betterment of the game for current and future players as well as for fans at every level of our sport.”
Coughlin will advise game-related league committees, including Competition, Health and Safety, Coaches Subcommittee, General Managers Advisory, Combine Review and NCAA Rules and Oversight. He will provide strategic guidance on other matters, including playing rules, coaching techniques, and the development of football personnel, while also providing insight on the operation of the NFL Draft and Pro Bowl.
Coughlin played college football at Syracuse University and was a head coach at the Rochester Institute of Technology (1970-73) and Boston College (1991-93). Coughlin will play a significant role in the NFL’s relationship with the college football community, collaborating on best practices and the implementation and development of technology as a means to improve the game.
“We are excited to have Coach Coughlin’s football experience, coaching knowledge and insight on the Football Operations team,” Vincent said. “His input is invaluable as we seek to support our clubs, coaches, and players, and develop the future of our game.”
Before becoming an NFL head coach, Coughlin was an assistant coach in Philadelphia (1984-85), Green Bay (1986-87) and with the Giants (1988-90). He compiled an NFL record of 182-157 — the 11th-most wins by a head coach in league history.
His on-field accomplishments are only rivaled by the incredible support and compassion he exudes for families tackling childhood cancer through his work with his Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
“I am looking forward to working with Commissioner Goodell and the talented people representing the National Football League,” Coughlin said. “My purpose is to serve for the betterment of the great game of football.”