Tom Coughlin talks about being energized
Tom Coughlin says his wife has never asked him about retirement, and the New York Giants coach is poised to continue a strong run as he closes in on his 66th birthday.
Coughlin, who hosted a golf tournament in Florida to benefit families dealing with cancer, says he’s ready to keep going and the belief is he soon will have a contract extension from the Giants after leading them to a second Super Bowl title in four years.
“I'm not mentally, not physically, ready (to retire),” Coughlin said, according to Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. “I feel I have good energy. I'm excited every day. The competitiveness, the nature of the business, is something that I'm still excited about. I don't wander down that path. I don't think about retirement. I enjoy the situation I'm in. I appreciate the backing I've received from (Giants) ownership and the way the players have responded to our program.
“I really don't feel any pull or tug in another direction. I look at it on a yearly basis. In our business, no matter how many years they give you on the contract, it's a one-year deal anyway.
“(My wife) Judy has never asked me that [retirement] question. She's extremely supportive. (The job) grinds on the family a lot more than it grinds on the head coach.”
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