Nearly two weeks ago, Boston College fired former head coach Steve Addazio. Since then, several head coaching vacancies have been filled – and Addazio even has a new job.
The Eagles have been patient in their search, or perhaps they were running out of options.
That all changed early Saturday morning when ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Philadelphia ahead of the Army-Navy game.
On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay broke the news that Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley is the team’s new head coach.
Check it out.
What better way but to let @CollegeGameDay announce the news?!
— BC Football 🏈 (@BCFootball) December 14, 2019
Boston College Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond announced the news in a statement as well.
“Jeff Hafley was someone we targeted from the outset and we could not be happier to welcome Jeff, Gina, Hope and Leah to Boston College,” said Jarmond. “Jeff’s shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching. His passion, leadership and ability to recruit and develop student-athletes make him the right fit to lead Boston College to greater heights on and off the field.”
Hafley was a finalist for the Broyles Award – given to the nation’s top assistant coach. Although he spent just one season as the co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State, he turned the Buckeyes into one of the most vaunted defenses in the country.
Now he’ll get a chance to lead his own program in 2020. Until then, though, Hafley plans to coach in the Fiesta Bowl against Clemson.
Ohio State and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on December 28.
Stay tuned for the latest.