Jeff Jagodzinksi will join the XFL Dallas staff as offensive line coach, sources told FootballScoop on Friday.
Jagodzinski will work under head coach Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator Hal Mumme, whose hiring was announced last week.
Jagodzinski is best known for serving as Boston College’s head coach from 2007-08. His 2-season stint saw the Eagles go 20-8, including an 11-3 mark and a No. 10 final ranking in the 2007 AP poll, the program’s highest finish since Doug Flutie’s Heisman season of 1984. However, Jagodzinski was fired by BC AD Gene DeFilippo for interviewing for the New York Jets’ head coaching position following the ’08 campaign and, frankly, neither BC nor Jagodzinski ever recovered.
Boston College has not won more than eight games in a season in the decade since Jagodzinski’s hiring while the coach himself, who did not get the Jets job that ultimately went to Rex Ryan, has yet to attain another major head coaching job. After missing out on the Jets job, Jagodzinski spent 2009 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator, but was not retained by head coach Raheem Morris.
From there, Jagodzinski spent 2010 as the head coach of the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks, then spent the 2012 campaign as the wide receivers coach at NAIA Ave Maria University. That led to four years as the offensive coordinator at Georgia State, but he was not retained after the Panthers fired head coach Trent Miles following the 2016 campaign.
The latest hit on the 55-year-old Jagodzinski’s career came in 2017, when he agreed to become the offensive line coach at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“It’s like here’s another chapter of this crazy profession,” Jagodzinski told the Chattanooga Times Free Press at the time.
Prior to landing the BC head job in 2007, Jagodzinski spent close to a decade climbing the ranks in the NFL, coaching tight ends and offensive linemen for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons, a rise that culminated in spending the 2006 season as the Packers’ offensive coordinator.
The XFL is set to begin play (for a second time) on Feb. 8. FootballScoop is tracking staff hires for all eight league clubs on our XFL Staff Tracker.