Tom Coughlin was voted Best Coach/Manager of the Year at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, and whattya know....no one was shocked.
The 65 year-old head man of the New York Giants is finally getting his due. Just one year after being voted the coach players would least likely want to play for, Coughlin is at the top of America's most popular sport.
Coughlin was not in LA for the ceremony, which has reached overkill status the past few years, but his captains were. From Dan Salamone of Giants.com....
“I think coach Coughlin does a great job of getting us prepared each season,” Eli Manning, who was nominated for Best Championship Performance, said before the show on ESPN. “And it’s tough – you go through injuries, ups and downs, but he keeps us focused. He keeps our confidence up no matter what happens, and we have a great chemistry of guys. We come in, we work extremely hard, we get prepared, and they treat this game and their profession very seriously. And those are the guys you want to have as teammates because you know week in and week out they’re going to be reliable and step up in game situations.”No one is more positive and harder-working than Coughlin. He is a dynamo. His age is never at issue to anyone who's been around him. The team just extended his contract for three years, but if they had extended it for ten, no one would have blinked.