HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Eden Prairie High School • three-year letterwinner played both on the defensive line and at linebacker for the Eagles, who ranked No. 3 in the state • compiled an 11-1 mark and a 9-0 record in conference play in 2015 • named Associated Press First Team All-State • played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the East squad • guided team to two state titles and held a 40-game winning streak • paced a defense that allowed only 16.9 points per game during senior season • as a senior, totaled 35 tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery • also added six carries for 27 yards and two touchdowns and one reception for 46 yards and a score • as a junior, forced and recovered a fumble en route to leading a defense to allow only 13.9 points per game and have a perfect 13-0 season • as a sophomore, paced the team to a 12-0 mark and the defense allowed just 12.7 points per game • coached by Mike Grant • ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports • Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports listed him as the No. 1 prospect in the state • Scout rated him as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the state and Midwest region, No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 51 overall prospect • Rivals tabbed him as the No. 8 linebacker in the country and No. 82 prospect overall • ESPN ranked him as the No. 12 inside linebacker, No. 25 overall prospect in the region and a member of the ESPN 300 • 247Sports ranked him as the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 92 overall prospect • also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1997 • son of Robert and Jennie Coughlin • has two brothers (Quinn and Cullen) and two sisters (Kaiden and Callie) • father, Robert, played football for the Gophers from 1986-90 and was a two-year letterwinner • mother, Jennie (Moe), played tennis for Minnesota from 1989-92 and was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time team MVP • she is in the top-5 in program history for singles wins (92) and doubles victories (89) • grandfather, Tom Moe, lettered for the Gophers from 1957-59 and later served as interim athletic director for the Maroon and Gold for three years (1999-2002) • uncle, Mike Moe, lettered for the Gophers in the 1980s.
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.