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Tom Coughlin named Walter Camp ‘Distinguished American’ Award winner

Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has been named the 2023 Walter Camp “Distinguished American” Award winner.

Coughlin will be honored at the 57th National Awards Dinner, presented by 777 Partners, on Saturday, March 11.

The Walter Camp “Distinguished American” award is presented each year to an individual who has utilized his or her talents to achieve great success in business, private life, or public service and who may have accomplished that which no one else has done. He or she may have a record of dedication to mankind that should not go unrecognized and a life that has been dedicated to the preservation of the American ideal.

The recipient need not have participated in football but must be one who understands its lesson of self-denial, cooperation, and teamwork, and one who is a person of honesty, integrity, and dedication. He or she must be a leader, an innovator, even a pioneer, who has reached a degree of excellence that distinguishes him or her from contemporaries, as well as someone who lives within the principles of Walter Camp.

Coughlin, who played football at Syracuse, won three Super Bowl titles with the Giants, including two as their head coach. He was inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor in 2016 and compiled a record of 102-90 (.531) in 12 seasons with New York.

In addition to his football accolades, Coughlin is also the founder and president of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which recently added a caregivers program in honor of his late wife, Judy.


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