New York Giant’s head coach Tom Coughlin is calling it quits after 12-years and two Super Bowl titles.
Coughlin announced on Monday that he would be leaving the team after he met with owners John Mara and Steve Tisch.
Coughlin says his removal from the team is “in the best interest of the organization.”
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as head coach of the New York Football Giants,” Coughlin said in a statement. ”
“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,” he added.
Tom Coughlin ends his career with a 102-90 record. While he won two Super Bowls, 10 of his 12 seasons ended without a playoff win and six of the last seven concluded without a trip to the playoffs.
He won the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011. The Giants won the Super Bowl in 2007 as a 10-6 wildcard team. In 2011 they were the 9-7 division champ before beating Bill Belichick’s Patriots in the Super Bowl, winning 21-17 on a touchdown in the final minute.
During his 12-year tenure as the head coach of the Giant, Coughlin never posted a record worse than 6-10.