CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College linebackers coach Sean Duggan was named to 247Sports’ 30Under30 list. 247Sports’ goal with the 30Under30 series is to find the next group of college football coaching stars.
The former BC linebacker returned to his Alma Mater in January and enters his first year on Jeff Hafley’s coaching staff.
Duggan, who played in 45 career games during his career at the Heights, served as captain of the 2014 Boston College squad.
Duggan joined the defensive staff in February of 2019 and served as a graduate assistant coach for the Buckeyes. He was a key part of an Ohio State defensive staff that ranked first nationally in yards per play (3.9), second nationally in total defense (247.6 yards per game), third nationally in scoring defense (12.5 points per game), third nationally in sacks (3.92 per game), seventh nationally in rushing defense (99.5 yards per game), second nationally in passing yards allowed (148.1 yards per game) and first nationally in red zone defense (64.2%).
Prior to Ohio State, Duggan spent one season at UMass as linebackers coach in 2018. During his stay in Amherst, he mentored Bryton Barr, a New England Football Writers Association (NEFWA) All-Region team selection. Barr was also the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Duggan served on the University of Hawai’i staff as linebackers coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. While at Hawai’i, Duggan guided a host of successful Rainbow Warriors, including 2016 All-Mountain West First Team choice Jahlani Tavai and NFL-bound Jerrol Garcia-Williams.
Duggan joined the BC staff in 2015 as the team’s defensive graduate assistant and helped the unit produce the nation’s top total defense and No. 4 scoring defense (15.3 points/game).
As a player at BC, Duggan played in 45 career games and was a captain in 2014. He was the sixth BC captain from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati at the Heights, joining Pat Ross (2005), Nick Larkin (2007), Alex Albright (2010), Luke Kuechly (2011) and Ben Glines (2019). Duggan finished his BC career with 115 career tackles, 6.5 TFLs, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.