Steve Addazio has been busy this week adding a number of coaches into his staff after his Boston College Eagles suffered a dismal 3-9 season in which the ACC team failed to win a conference game.
On Tuesday, the Eagles announced that Scott Loeffler would be the team’s newest offensive coordinator. Loeffler was previously the offensive coordinator at Virginia Tech, but following the retirement of Frank Beamer, Loeffler’s contract wasn’t retained. In his new position at Chestnut Hill, the 41-year-old will also be responsible for the quarterbacks, a position in desperate need of improvement. During his 19-year coaching career, Loeffler has tutored New England Patriots quarterback and four-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, Heisman trophy winner and BCS National Champion Tim Tebow, and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
Upon announcing the hiring, Addazio said he is “excited to have Scot Loeffler and his family join the Boston College football family.”
“Scot and I have worked together at Florida and he was my offensive coordinator at Temple where we won nine games, including the first bowl victory in 32 years. He is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks coaches in the country and has a tremendous insight into the passing game and the offense as a whole. He is bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to BC.”
Loeffler has served as the offensive coordinator at Auburn University and Temple University for a year each. Before that he was the quarterbacks coach at Central Michigan, Michigan, Florida, and the Detroit Lions of the NFL.
“I am excited to be a part of Coach Addazio’s program,” Loeffler said at Tuesday’s press conference. “Boston College is not only a great academic institution with a great college community, but it also has rich football tradition, the administration is great... it’s exciting to be a part of such a great institution with fantastic people.”
Loeffler has worked with Addazio twice in the past: as Temple’s offensive coordinator and QB coach in 2011 when Addazio was at the helm and at Florida as the quarterbacks coach in 2009-10 when Addazio was the offensive coordinator. He has coached seven quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL: Brady, Tebow, Brian Griese, Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre and Logan Thomas.
Brady had much praise for Loeffler, according to the press release. “Scot is a great teacher and will demand his quarterbacks be mentality and physically sound,” Brady said. “His passion for the game, his work ethic and his knowledge will benefit Boston College greatly.”
In other coaching news announced on Tuesday, Justin Frye has been promoted to the run game coordinator and will continue to coach the offensive line. On the defensive side of the ball, Ben Albert has been promoted to associate coordinator of defense, as his experience and knowledge of defense continues to be an asset to the BC program; he will remain the defensive line coach as well. Todd Fitch returns to coaching wide receivers, a position he held at The Heights in 2013 and 2014. Al Washington, a star defensive tackle for the Eagles who played in four BC bowl victories, will be in charge of the Eagles’ special teams and outside linebackers. Brian White will oversee the running backs, a position he is nationally recognized for, coaching all-conference players who became professionals, including Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne, the 11th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner.
Wednesday, another coach was added to the staff, as former Rutgers coach Anthony Campanile will be the new defensive backs coach position. Last season, Campanile was the wide receivers coach for the Scarlet Knights.
In the press conference Wednesday, Addazio said, “We are excited to have Anthony Campanile and his family as part of the Boston College football family. He comes from a football family; his father was a long-time high school coach and his brothers are high school coaches in New Jersey. He has had great tutelage, playing and assisting under Greg Schiano and he has a great knowledge of the Northeast. Anthony has tremendous passion and energy for football, players and recruiting. He is one of the great young coaches in the game today.”