NY Football Player Working Hard For D-1 Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game and future of Tottenville High School (Staten Island, NY) underclassman football player Kenneth Coughlin ...

Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, is going to spend his off season working on several parts of his individual game.

According to Kenneth's dad, Coughlin is enrolled at Parisi Speed + Strength school for six months (six days a week focusing on speed, agility and strength).

In April, Kenneth will be at the combined training even at Parisi. Coughlin will also be attending the National Underclassman Combine in May and the NUC Ultimate 100 Combine in June.

Last year he made it to the U100. Kenneth was i the top five in the strength portion of it last year. He produced 29 reps at 155 pounds and ran a 40 in 4.86. He wants to get to the 4.6 to 4.7 range this year.

Previously, we reported that Kenneth landed another nice honor from an area newspaper. He was selected to the Staten Island Advance All Star team.

In addition, Coughlin was named First Team All Staten Island and Second Team All City by the New York Post.


We previously reported that Coughlin's season had ended in a PSAL semifinal playoff loss to Fort Hamilton.

However, Coughlin was one of the main reasons why his high school team went deep into the playoffs. He produced nine tackles to help his football team score a convincing 33-6 victory in the quarterfinals.

In addition to his nine tackles in the quarterfinal playoff game, he recorded a sack and two quarterback pressures that led to two inceptions.

Tottenville finished 11-1 overall.


The 220-pounder, a member of the 2012 class, previously took an unofficial campus visit to North Carolina State. Delaware, Western Kentucky, Duquesne, Wagner, Memphis, and East Carolina have been mentioned in his recruiting process.


Considered a multiple position player, Coughlin is also the long snapper for Tottenville. He was named to second team All City defense in 2009-2010 as a defensive tackle last season while also spending some minutes playing the defensive end and linebacker positions.

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