The Giants announced Wednesday that head coach Tom Coughlin has signed a contract extension through the 2014 season.
Coughlin’s previous contract was set to expire following the 2012 season. He is coming off his second Super Bowl win.
“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” said Coughlin. “I’m thankful to 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 Jerry Reese and I have. We’ve got a lot of work left to do.”
Coughlin will be the second-longest tenured coach in Giants franchise history after 2012, his ninth season with the club. Hall of Fame coach Steve Owen led the team for 24 seasons.
“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ‘90s,” said Giants president John Mara, “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.”
In 16 NFL seasons as a head coach — eight with the Jaguars and eight with the Giants — Coughlin is 142-114 in the regular season and 12-7 in the postseason. He is tied with Bill Parcells for the Giants record for postseason victories with eight, and is only four wins away from passing Parcells on the Giants’ regular-season victories list.
Coughlin, 65, was the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl when the Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.