New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin may have been in a fiery mood during his Wednesday press conference, but we now know he has something traumatic weighing on his mind. It was revealed earlier today that his younger brother, John Coughlin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday night at Hackensack Medical Center. He was 63.
“Our family is thankful for the expressions of sympathy and prayers for our brother John’s passing," Coughlin said in a statement released by the Giants. “We all appreciate them. John was a friend to all. He loved life, and he will be greatly missed. He left us way too soon.”
Despite the passing of his Brother, Coughlin promptly returned to the team and will remain with them through their Sunday game against the Carolina Panthers in North Carolina. He will then return to be with his family, and attend the funeral in Waterloo, New York on Tuesday.
In lieu of flower and cards, the Coughlin family has asked that donations instead be made to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund in John's memory. Those donations can be made to the following address:
John was born in Waterloo in 1950, but had lived in New Jersey for over 20 years. He served as a horse trainer and owner for Coughlin's stables in East Rutherford, NJ.
He is survived by Tom, as well as his companion, Suzanne Malloy; his five sisters, Carole, Kathleen, Patricia, Luann and Christine; and his many nieces and nephews.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Coughlin family.
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