Coach Coughlin is one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come through Ansonia High School's storied history. After graduating from Ansonia High School, Steve headed west to attend Stanford University; graduating in 2000 with a degree in communications. Coach Coughlin was the starting tight end for the Cardinal in the 2000 Rose Bowl versus Wisconsin. Coming out of high school, Coach Coughlin was one of the top recruits in the nation. He was named the national High School Player of the Year by Super Prep Magazine and was a consensus First-Team All-American ... He was named to Blue Chip Report's Dream Team and to the USA Today Super 25 Team ... 1995 Gatorade Connecticut State Player of the Year and New England Player of the Year by Super Prep ... Played wide receiver in high school ... As a senior, he recorded 61 receptions for 1,206 yards and 13 TDs ... He started two games at quarterback and threw three touchdowns ... He also had six interceptions as the team's starting free safety ... Named the state's MVP by the New Haven Register ... Also named MVP of his league and area ... As a junior, Steve again played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back ... He had 39 receptions for 715 yards and 14 TDs as a receiver and three interceptions on defense ... Chosen First-Team All-State, All-Area and All-League as a receiver as well as league MVP ... Played four years of varsity basketball and baseball at Ansonia HS ... Second-Team All-State in basketball following his junior season ... In baseball, he led his team with a .392 batting average as a junior.
Coach Coughlin (aka Stanford Steve) currently works as a producer for ESPN's SportsCenter, specifically with SVP, as well as on College Game Day. Coach Coughlin is also the receivers and defensive backs coach at Ansonia High School.