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Boston College Fires Jagodzinski

Courtesy Boston College
January 7, 2009

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College has terminated the employment of head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski, the University announced today. A search for his successor will begin immediately.

The announcement was made by Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo at a 3 p.m. press conference in the Yawkey Athletics Center on campus.

"As I've said before, Jeff has done a wonderful job here," DeFilippo said. "Today's action relates to a difference of vision for the future. A coach of his talents and personality will have many future opportunities, and I am certain of his continued success."

"My family and I have enjoyed and cherished being a part of this great community," Jagodzinski said. "I would like to thank many people, especially Father Leahy and Gene DeFilippo, for the privilege to work here. I am so proud of what these student-athletes and our staff have accomplished during our tenure here. I wish everyone at Boston College the best in the years to come, both on and off the field."

Jagodzinski was named BC's 33rd head football coach on December 19, 2006, and signed a five-year contract. He leaves Boston College with a 20-8 record (11-3 in 2006, 9-5 in 2007). In both seasons, the Eagles advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.

Jagodzinski came to BC after one season as the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. He spent eight seasons as an NFL assistant coach with the Packers and the Atlanta Falcons. He also served on college staffs at East Carolina, LSU, Northern Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

DeFilippo said Jagodzinski was terminated without cause but did not comment on the specifics of Jagodzinski's contract. DeFilippo said the search for Jagodzinski's replacement would include both internal and external candidates. He did not discuss a specific timeline.