Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that he’s too young to retire, reports NJ.com’s James Kratch.
“I’m not ret ... I don’t like that word,” Coughlin said. “I’m way too young for that.”
Coughlin, 69, coached the Giants for 12 years before stepping down at the end of this season, following consecutive 6–10 seasons.
After leaving the Giants, Coughlin told reporters that he was “not necessarily done with coaching,” and was subsequently linked to the head coaching vacancies with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
Since those opportunities fell through, Coughlin has admittedly been struggling with life after coaching.
“Not well, not very well, to be honest with you,” Coughlin said of how he’s been handling his new life. “It’s a very difficult thing, I don’t care who you are, or how long you’ve been doing it. I’ve been doing it a long time, so you get yourself into the rhythm.
“Your whole life, the calendar of your life is based on football, about the seasons, whether it’s in-season or out of season,” Coughlin added. “You have a schedule that you follow. So there’s some adjusting for me to make.”
Ben McAdoo, who was the Giants’ offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was hired by New York as Coughlin’s replacement.