After 12 Years & Two Super Bowl Victories, New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin Has Stepped Down

January 4, 2016 0

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The 2015 NFL regular season has come to an end and today for many under .500 teams is largely known as “Black Monday”. The first Monday after the season is normally when teams start planning for the next year but the 2016 NFL season will be something completing new for the New York Giants has their leader for the past 12 years has called it quits.

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According to Giants.com,

Tom Coughlin released a statement Monday, and will step down as head coach of the Giants

“I met with John Mara and Steve Tisch this afternoon, and I informed them that it is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach. I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as head coach of the New York Football Giants. This is a not a sad occasion for me. I have spent 15 years with this organization as an assistant and head coach and was fortunate to be part of three Super Bowl winning teams. A Lombardi Trophy every five years is an achievement in which we all take great pride.

“Obviously, the past three years have not been what any of us expect, and as head coach, I accept the responsibility for those seasons.

“I think it has been evident these last 12 years here how much pride I take in representing this franchise. I am gratified and proud that we were able to deliver two more Lombardi trophies to the display case in our lobby during that time. That is a tribute to our players and staff, and it was truly fulfilling to be the leader of those teams.

“I appreciate the support of John and his family and Steve and his family, and of Jerry Reese and his staff. I think our organization is a great representation of what I mean when I talk about ‘team’.

“Finally, I would be remiss if I did not thank my wife Judy and our four children and their spouses and our 11 (soon to be 12) grandchildren. None of this would have been possible without their unconditional love and support.”

The question now for the New York Giants will be who do they get to lead the GMen next season! Congrats to Tom Coughlin on a hall of fame career! Stay tuned to HHS1987 for all your sports news.

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