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Boston College hires Loeffler as offensive coordinator

Scot Loeffler has been named Boston College’s offensive coordinator, head coach Steve Addazio announced on Tuesday. He will also be in charge of coaching quarterbacks at The Heights. Loeffler has tutored notable signal callers such as four-time Superbowl Champion Tom Brady, Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Champion Tim Tebow, and second-round draft pick Chad Henne in his 18-year coaching career.

“I am excited to have Scot Loeffler and his family join the Boston College football family,” Addazio said. “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.”

In other coaching news, 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.

“I am excited to be a part of Coach Addazio’s program. Boston College is not only a great academic institution with a great college community, but it also has rich football tradition,” Loeffler said. “The administration is great; I know Brad Bates from my Michigan days. 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 tutored seven quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL: Brady, Tebow, Brian Griese, Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre and Logan Thomas.

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had much praise for Loeffler. “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.”

The Barberton, Ohio, native comes to Chestnut Hill after a three-year stint as Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Frank Beamer. In his first year in Blacksburg, Thomas finished his collegiate career by setting career records for passing yards, attempts, touchdowns passes and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Loeffler also oversaw a young trio of wide receivers who became the first group in Tech history to each record 40 or more receptions in a season. Thomas was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Arizona. The following season, Michael Brewer set school records for completions and attempts. In 2015, three Hokies on offense earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, including first-team WR Isaiah Ford. VT ranked fifth in the conference in touchdowns scored (48) and sixth in passing efficiency (132.2).

Holding the same position in 2012 at Auburn, Loeffler mentored the Tigers’ 1,000-yard rusher Tre Mason, who started six games after midseason. Under Loeffler’s guidance, Mason became the first non-QB to lead Auburn in total offense since Bo Jackson in 1985.

As Temple’s OC, Loeffler guided the Owls to the seventh-best rushing average in the nation (256.5 yards/game) and running back Bernard Pierce ranked sixth nationally, averaging 123.4 yards per game.  While at Florida, he led a QB unit that held the best pass efficiency in the nation (167.3) in 2009, passing for 3,305 yards and 28 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He guided Tebow in his final season in Gainesville as he passed for 2,895 yards and 21 touchdowns. Tebow graduated from UF with five NCAA, 14 SEC and 28 school records.

In 2008, Loeffler worked with the Detroit Lions’ quarterback unit. From 2002 to 2007, the Michigan graduate coached QBs at his alma mater, where he got his coaching start. He mentored Henne, who became the first true freshman quarterback to lead his team to a Big Ten title and start in a BCS bowl game, and Navarre, Michigan’s first All-Big Ten First-Team QB since 1997.

Loeffler quarterbacked the Michigan offensive from 1993-96, playing in four bowl games. He earned his degree in 1998. He and his wife, Amie, have three children: Luke, Alexis and Mary Elizabeth.

LOEFFLER’S COACHING CAREER

1996-97 – Michigan (student assistant)

1998-99 – Michigan (graduate assistant)

2000-01 – Central Michigan (quarterbacks)

2002-07 – Michigan (quarterbacks)

2008 – Detroit Lions (quarterbacks)

2009-10 – Florida (quarterbacks)

2011 – Temple (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

2012 – Auburn (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

2013-15 – Virginia Tech (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)

2016 – Boston College (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)