CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Pat Kraft announced today that Boston College has extended the contract of head football coach Jeff Hafley through the 2026 season.
“Jeff has had a tremendous impact on our football program over just two seasons at the Heights,” said Kraft. “He has built a strong culture, both on and off the field, recruited talented student-athletes, and helped us build meaningful relationships for the entire Boston College community. We are excited for the future of BC Football under Jeff’s leadership.”
Hafley has led Boston College to qualify for two straight bowl games, though the school ultimately declined to participate last season. The Eagles await to find out their bowl destination and opponent on Sunday. In two seasons, Hafley’s 12 victories as a head coach tie him with Michigan State’s Mel Tucker for second in wins among all Power Five head coaches hired in the 2020 coaching cycle.
“I can’t say enough about the incredible support shown by Pat Kraft, Father Leahy, and our entire University leadership,” said Hafley. “From day one, Boston College has been a special place for my family and I and we are thrilled to continue to be a part of this community. I am grateful for the dedication and hard work of our players, coaches, and staff, who have come together to build a foundation for an incredible future.”
On the recruiting trail, Hafley and his staff signed the top recruiting class in school history in his first season. The recruiting class ranking by ESPN was the best in school history since their rankings began in 2006. It was BC’s best showing in the 247Sports rankings and the Eagles’ highest Rivals ranking since 2008.
The current Boston College recruiting class of 2022 is ranked No. 24 nationally and fourth in the ACC by Rivals.com. BC’s all-time best-recruiting class ranking by Rivals.com was the nation’s No. 24 recruiting class both in 2003 and 2004.
In the 247Sports national rankings, BC’s current recruiting class is No. 26 nationally. That would finish as the highest-rated group of recruits ever for Boston College by 247Sports.