March 11, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tom Coughlin is not going to be a lame-duck coach for the New York Giants.

The Giants on Wednesday extended Coughlin's contract through the 2016, move that was expected. Co-owner John Mara announced shortly after last season that his coach would be returning despite missing the playoffs for three straight seasons.

Terms were not immediately available. Coughlin, at 68 the league's oldest coach, got a three-year, $20 million contract in 2012, a one-year extension after last season and another now.

Coughlin, who led the Giants to Super Bowl titles over the Patriots after the 2007 and '11 seasons, is entering his 12th season with the Giants. His tenure is the second longest in the 90-year history of the franchise. Hall of Famer Steve Owen coached the team from 1930-53.

Since becoming Giants coach in 2004, Coughlin is 96-80 (.545) in the regular season and 8-3 (.727) in the postseason. The 96 regular-season victories are second in franchise history to Owen's 153, and his eight postseason triumphs tie Hall of Famer Bill Parcells for the most by a Giants coach.

The 2015 season will be Coughlin's 20th as an NFL head coach. Including his eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he is 164-140 (.539) in the regular season and 12-7 (.632) in the postseason. The 164 regular-season victories place him 13th in NFL history. Coughlin's 176 total victories are the league's 12th-highest total.

Coughlin has the third-longest tenure with one team among active NFL head coaches. Bill Belichick is entering his 16th season with New England and Marvin Lewis his 13th with the Cincinnati Bengals.


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