Area Senior Prospect Set For Two Sport Career

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game of a future two-sport, student-athlete on the college level in Kenneth Coughlin from Staten Island, New York ...

Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, has a very bright future ahead.

His father, Kevin, stated previously: "Kenny committed to Hobart William & Smith."

Coughlin is going to play division one lacrosse and division three football. The lacrosse program competes in the ECAC.

He previously took an official campus visit to Central Connecticut State.

The hard-working Coughlin landed some impressive honors. Among them: 1st Team All-City from the New York Post, 1st Team All-City from the New York Daily News, 1st Team All-Borough from the New York Post and New York Daily News.

Kenneth was also named an All Star by the Staten Island Advance and was selected 3rd Team All State on Defense.


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Despite his great individual effort, Coughlin's team lost a heartbreaker in the New York City playoffs, the semifinal round, to Erasmus Hall in overtime, 20-17.

Kenneth had seven tackles and two sacks in the loss.

Previously, Coughlin recorded nine tackles, two of them sacks in another playoff game. In addition, Coughlin had three carries for 30 yards and a touchdown, playing running back.

Kenneth was a workhorse this past season. The reason being was the starting quarterback for Tottenville High School tore his ACL so the offense had to be restructured. So Coughlin played several positions on both sides of the ball.


Against their biggest rival, Curtis High School, Coughlin had eight tackles, including two for a loss and a sack.

He helped his team to an overtime victory by compiling 17 tackles, including three in overtime.


Kenneth competed at several individual college team camps over the summer. They were: Marist, Penn, Temple, Villanova, Rutgers, Syracuse, Connecticut, Lafayette, and Fordham.

Coughlin also had a very good NIKE sponsored event held in Baltimore, Maryland. Held at Coppin State, Kenny tied for first in the Kneeling Power Ball toss -- 41 feet and had a Sparq Rating of 80.82.

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.


Kenneth 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 interceptions.

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