Boston College Head Coach Leaving For Green Bay Packers
The last time we saw the Boston College football team, they finished the season on a high, defeating SMU at Fenway Park. That was a nice way to go out for head coach Jeff Hafley, who is leaving the Boston College Eagles and going to the Green Bay Packers.
ESPN reported last night that Hafley will be the new defensive coordinator in Green Bay. He will be working on a solid staff under Matt LeFleur. The Packers wasted no time welcoming Hafley to Green Bay, with LeFleur releasing a statement shared by ESPN saying, “Jeff has had success at every stop of his coaching career with an impressive track record of developing players at every level. We look forward to him leading our defense.”
Hafley, who is a New Jersey native, has coached in the NFL before. In fact, he spent seven seasons as an assistant in the league before returning to the college ranks in 2020. In four seasons as the head coach of Boston College, Hafley compiled a record of 22 wins and 26 losses. This past year was arguably his best at 7-6. However, Hafley is a players coach who was widely admired in the Eagles’ community.
BC “Jeff” Coaches And The Packers
Coincidentally, the BC Eagles and Green Bay Packers have swapped “Jeff” coaches before. In 2007, when BC hired Jeff Jagodzinski to be their new coach, he came from Green Bay after spending a year as the Packers’ offensive coordinator. Ten years prior, Jagodzinski was the BC offensive coordinator (1997 – 1998). He left that college job for his first stint with Green Bay, serving as their tight ends coach for five years.
As for Hafley, perhaps the new reality of college football that consists of a NIL deal and a wild transfer portal was too much of an outside distraction. ESPN quoted a source who said this about Hafley leaving Boston College for the Packers, “He wants to go coach football again in a league that is all about football.”
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