The current doldrums of a losing streak for the New York Giants pales in comparison to what head coach Tom Coughlin has endured this week. After Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, Tom's only brother John slipped and hit his head outside his home in Hackensack, New Jersey after leaving the game.
The 63-year-old John Coughlin, who had lived in Hackensack, N.J., was Tom's only brother. Besides Tom, John Coughlin is survived by his companion, Suzanne Malloy, and five sisters, Carole Kingston of Canandaigua, N.Y., Kathleen Troutman of Waterloo, N.Y., Patricia Reed of Waterloo, Luann Coughlin of Waterloo and Christine Cohn of East Long Meadow, Mass.
"Our family is thankful for the expressions of sympathy and prayers for our brother John's passing," Tom Coughlin said in a statement. "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."
Somehow though, Coughlin hasn't missed a beat and plans to continue coaching before attending his brother's funeral on September 24th.