LSU names McGaughey Special Teams Coordinator

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:44pm

BATON ROUGE, La – Thomas McGaughey, who has spent the last four seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, has been named LSU’s special teams coordinator, head coach Les Miles announced on Thursday.

McGaughey served as the assistant special teams coordinator with the New York Giants from 2007-10, during which time the franchise ranked among the most productive in the NFL. During his career, McGaughey has coached for eight years in the NFL, two years at the collegiate level and he spent one season in NFL-Europe.

In addition to his special teams duties, Miles said McGaughey will assist on the defensive side of the ball.

“Thomas is a great addition to the staff,” Miles said. “He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all phases of special teams. He’s coached in both the NFL and college so he has a tremendous understanding of the game. We are excited about bringing Thomas and his family to LSU.”

Most recently, McGaughey spent four years with the New York Giants, where he helped the franchise capture the Super Bowl in 2007 and win the NFC East crown in 2008.


The McGaughey File

Year at LSU: First (appointed March 10, 2011)

Birthdate: May 8, 1973 at Chicago, Ill. 

Wife: Erika

Children: Thomas III, Taylor, Trenton 

College: University of Houston 


Playing Experience

1991-95 University of Houston (defensive back)

1996 Philadelphia Eagles (safety)

1997 Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe)


Coaching Experience

1998 Houston (graduate assistant)

1998-2001 Willowridge (Texas) High School (defensive backs, special teams)

2001 Kansas City Chiefs (minority intern)

2001 Houston Texans (pro scouting assistant)

2002 Scottish Claymores (defensive backs, special teams coordinator)

2002 Kansas City Chiefs (assistant special teams coordinator)

2003-04 Houston (special teams coordinator, 2003; special teams coordinator/cornerbacks, 2004)

2005-06 Denver Broncos (assistant special teams coordinator)

2007-10 New York Giants (assistant special teams coordinator)

2011 LSU (special teams coordinator)


Bowl Experience

2003 Hawaii (lost to Hawaii, 54-48) 



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