The team also signed General Manager Dave Caldwell to a
two-year contract extension.
Marrone, 52, finished the season as the team’s interim coach and
went 1-1 after Gus Bradley was fired on Dec. 18.
He will team up with Coughlin, who was Jacksonville’s first
coach and is returning to the NFL after ending a 12-year
coaching tenure with the New York Giants in 2015.
"I am honored to welcome Tom Coughlin back to Jacksonville,
where winning was customary under his leadership," Jacksonville
owner Shad Khan said in a statement.
“With Tom coming in to join Dave and Doug, there is no question
the Jacksonville Jaguars are a stronger football team today.”
The Jaguars finished 3-13 in 2016 for their sixth straight
losing season, and they have not made the playoffs since 2007.
Coughlin was the Jaguars coach from 1995-2002 before joining the
Giants and winning a pair of Super Bowls.
Marrone served as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2013
and 2014, finishing 15-17 in his two years in Buffalo.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter
[© 2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2017 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.