- "Teyla, you're with me; Coughlin, take Billick; Reed: you and Sherman cover the Gate; and Major, (he points to Lorne) you've got McKay."
- ―John Sheppard
Coughlin was a soldier in Major Evan Lorne's team on the Atlantis expedition.
He was part of the team who searched for Lt. Aiden Ford, and then Major Lorne and Dr. Rodney McKay on P3M-736. (SGA: "Runner")