- “People just wanted to be with him,” said Coughlin’s brother, Frank Coughlin Jr., of Manhasset. “Other people let friendships come to them, but Timmy was one who worked at it.”
- Coughlin, 42, died in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11. He was senior managing director of Cantor Fitzgerald Securities at eSpeed, in the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
- Timothy Coughlin’s brother Dennis was also in the World Trade Center at the time of the attack, but he managed to escape before the second building collapsed.
- Tim Coughlin came from St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, LI New York a school without football although he did achieve MVP awards his senior year in lacrosse and basketball.
- Had a football field dedicated to him at Stonehill College.
Timothy John Coughlin worked in the North tower of the World Trade Center. He was married to a woman named Maura and they had three children: Ryann Elizabeth, Sean Thomas and Riley Francis Coughlin. He was 42 at the time of his death, and his kids were all under 5 when he passed. Coughlin was well liked and very loved by his family and friends, and “people just wanted to be with him.” He attended Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and they dedicated a football field to him when he passed. On September 11 he was working in the North tower when the plane crashed.