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BC offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler named head coach at Bowling Green

Scot Loeffler was promoted to deputy head coach/offense prior to the 2018 season.
Scot Loeffler was promoted to deputy head coach/offense prior to the 2018 season. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston College assistant football coach Scot Loeffler has been named head coach at Bowling Green.

Bowling Green made the announcement on its website Wednesday.

“Bowling Green has a rich football tradition along with an incredible academic reputation,” Loeffler said in a statement. “I’m honored to be a part of this great university.”

Loeffler, 44, spent three seasons at BC. He was offensive coordinator for the first two before he was promoted to deputy head coach/offense prior to this season. He had been an assistant under BC head coach Steve Addazio at Temple, and both were offensive assistants at Florida under Urban Meyer.

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“This is bittersweet for me, as Scot is a very loyal and close, personal friend and just a wonderful person,” said Addazio. “He has made a major impact on our offense and in our student-athletes’ lives both on and off the field.

“We are so happy for Scot and his family for this great opportunity to be head coach at Bowling Green back in his home state of Ohio. This is well-deserved for Scot and I know he will have tremendous success as a head coach.”

In 20 years in college football, Loeffler tutored seven quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL: Tom Brady, Tim Tebow, Brian Griese, Chad Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre, and Logan Thomas.

Bowling Green is coming off a 3-9 season in which it fired coach Mike Jinks after seven games.

The Falcons are 9-27 since winning the Mid-American Conference twice in three seasons from 2013-15.