Proud Giants sticking with Coughlin after 7-9 year
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, right, hands the Vince Lombardi Trophy to quarterback Eli Manning after their 21-17 victory in Super Bowl XLVI, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tom Coughlin is returning as Giants coach despite New York missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.
Giants co-owner John Mara told the 67-year-old Coughlin on Monday morning that he wants him to return for an 11th season with the team that he led to Super Bowl titles in 2008 and 20012.
There are some issues that have to be finalized later this week when Mara and Coughlin sit down with co-owner Steve Tisch and general manager Jerry Reese. There is an evaluation process to run through after a 7-9 season that began with six straight losses.
Changes in the coaching staff, particularly on offense, will be discussed. Coughlin also might get a contract extension so he does not enter next season as a lame-duck coach.
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