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Boston College gives contract extension to football coach Jeff Hafley through 2026

Jeff Hafley has gone 6-5 and 6-6 in his first two years at BC.Maddie Malhotra/Getty

After leading the Boston College football team to bowl eligibility in his first two years, coach Jeff Hafley has received a long-term contract extension, the school announced Monday.

The Eagles finished this regular season 6-6 — after going 6-5 last year but declining a bowl invitation over COVID-19 concerns — and Hafley was rewarded with a deal through 2026.

“Jeff has had a tremendous impact on our football program over just two seasons at the Heights,” BC athletic director Pat Kraft said in a release. “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.”

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The Eagles, who will find out their bowl destiny Sunday, struggled through conference play, going just 2-6 in the ACC, but knocked off SEC opponent Missouri at home in September and played No. 25 Clemson close on the road in early October.

Much of Hafley’s early impact has come on the recruiting trail, with the incoming 2022 class one of the highest-rated groups in program history.