Giants' Coughlin stepping down as head coach

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Posted: Jan 04, 2016 2:44 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said on Monday he is stepping down from his position after a 12-year reign with the team that produced two Super Bowl triumphs.

Coughlin, who at 69 was the oldest coach in the National Football League, announced his decision a day after New York concluded their third consecutive losing campaign.

"It is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach," Coughlin said in a statement after meeting with the team owners. "I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization."

(Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Frank Pingue)