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New Boston College football coach played at Siena, coached at UAlbany

New Boston College football coach played at Siena, coached at UAlbany

Hafley, who holds degrees from both Siena and UAlbany, is currently Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator
New Boston College football coach played at Siena, coached at UAlbany
Ohio State football co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley will be the new Boston College head coach.
Photographer: Stan Szeto/USA Today Sports

Boston College announced Saturday that Jeff Hafley, who holds degrees from both Siena College and the University at Albany, will be its football program’s next head coach.

Currently the co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State, the 40-year-old Hafley will be introduced Monday as Boston College’s next head coach. A native of Montvale, New Jersey, Hafley played four seasons as a wide receiver at Siena College from 1997-2000 before graduating in 2001. He earned his master’s degree from UAlbany in 2003, and coached for the Great Danes as a defensive assistant and defensive backs coach from 2002-05.

“Jeff's shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching,” Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a press release. “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 has coached both college and professional football. Before he started coaching at Ohio State, Hafley spent three seasons on the coaching staff of the San Francisco 49ers.

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