The meeting with Giants ownership is done and it appears Tom Coughlin is as well.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Coughlin went from meeting with Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch to a meeting with his coaching staff and informed them that the team is making a head coaching change. There’s no word on whether that is a firing, resignation or a mutual parting of the ways.
Coughlin’s tenure with the Giants comes to an end after 12 seasons. He had a 102-90 record with the team and won a pair of Super Bowls since being hired to replace Jim Fassel before the 2004 season. Coughlin’s teams made the playoffs in four of his first five years, but they’ve missed the postseason in six of the last seven and have a 19-29 record over the last three seasons.
There will presumably be an official announcement coming from the Giants in short order and Coughlin’s record of success with both the Giants and the Jaguars, who he coached for eight years, could put him on some wish lists for other teams looking for coaches this week.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. ET: Coughlin has released a statement announcing he is stepping down as the Giants’ coach.
“I met with John Mara and Steve Tisch this afternoon, and I informed them that it is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach. I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization.”