Tom Coughlin Gets Contract Extension From Giants

(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coach Tom Coughlin signed a contract extension with the Giants on Wednesday.

Coughlin, hired by the Giants in 2004, is now in the fold through the 2012 season, and he will take a 65-47 record into the season opener Sept. 11 at Washington.

Coughlin has coached the Giants to a Super Bowl victory, two NFC East titles and four playoff berths, and his regular-season win total is third in franchise history behind Steve Owen (153) and Bill Parcells (77).

“As I have said roughly a thousand times, we’re all on one-year contracts in this business,” Coughlin said, “but the reality is that I am thankful to work for people like the Maras and the Tisches and with people like (general manager) Jerry Reese and his staff, as well as my coaching staff and our players.”

Coughlin’s postseason record is 4-3, and the Giants won at least 10 games in four of his first seven seasons.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)