Jeff Jagodzinski
Date of birth (1963-10-12) October 12, 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Position(s) Offensive Coordinator
College Wisconsin–Whitewater
Team(s) as a coach/administrator










(running backs)
Northern Illinois
(offensive line)
(graduate assistant)
East Carolina
(offensive line)
Boston College
(offensive coordinator/offensive line)
Green Bay Packers
(tight ends)
Atlanta Falcons
(offensive line)
Green Bay Packers
(offensive coordinator)
Boston College
(head coach)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(offensive coordinator)
Omaha Nighthawks
(head coach)

Jeff Jagodzinski (born (1963-10-12)October 12, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American football coach. He was head coach for the Boston College Eagles and most recently the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. Jagodzinski has coached college and NFL football for more than 20 years.

Playing career and familyEdit

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Jagodzinski played collegiately, starting three years at fullback. He was all-conference at West Allis Central High School in Wisconsin. He is married with five children.

Coaching careerEdit

Early coaching experienceEdit

Jagodzinski began his coaching career as the running back coach for the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in 1985. He was the offensive line coach for Northern Illinois University in 1986. He held a Graduate Assistant position with LSU from 1987 through 1988. In 1989 he became the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach for East Carolina University and remained in that position until 1996. In 1997 and 1998 he served as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Boston College.

NFL experienceEdit

He made the transition to the NFL in 1999 becoming the tight ends coach for the Green Bay Packers under head coach Ray Rhodes. Rhodes and most of his staff was fired after that season, but new head coach Mike Sherman kept Jagodzinski until 2003 when he was released. He was quickly picked up by the Atlanta Falcons to be the offensive line coach.

Jagodzinski was hired by Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on January 15, 2006 to replace offensive coordinator Tom Rossley. He was the fifth individual to hold the title of Packers offensive coordinator. Jagodzinski joined Paul Roach (1975-76), Lindy Infante (1988-91), Sherman Lewis (1992-99), and Tom Rossley (2000-05). Bob Schnelker (1969-71), John Polonchek (1972-74), Lew Carpenter (1975-79), and Tom Coughlin (1986-87) served as passing game coordinators on staffs that didn't necessarily carry an offensive coordinator.

During his time with the Atlanta Falcons, Jagodzinski learned offensive zone blocking schemes from Alex Gibbs, the architect of successful NFL offensive lines such as the Denver Broncos that won Super Bowl XXXII.

Boston CollegeEdit

Jagodzinski was named head coach at Boston College in January 2007 to replace Tom O'Brien. In his first year at BC, he led the Eagles to an 11-3 record, a #10 finish in the polls and an ACC Atlantic Division Championship. At one point in the season, the Eagles were ranked second in the Bowl Championship Series standings. Along with Steve Logan, Jagodzinski brought a high flying offensive attack which was very different from Tom O'Brien's short passing game style. He has been nicknamed "Jags" by BC fans and the media. In his first season at BC produced two First Round talents: Matt Ryan and Gosder Cherilus.

Following the 2008 season, Jagodzinski interviewed for the vacant New York Jets head coaching job, despite being warned not to do so by athletic director Gene DeFilippo.[1][2] He interviewed for the position, and was fired the next day. He only completed two years of his five-year contract with Boston College. The Jets ultimately hired Rex Ryan, who was previously the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens.

Tampa BayEdit

Jagodzinski was hired as the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 29, 2009 following the promotion of Raheem Morris, who had been elevated to head coach following Jon Gruden's departure.[3] On September 3, 2009, the day before the team's final preseason game, the Buccaneers announced that they had dismissed Jagodzinski from his role and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Greg Olson.[4] The firing came due to concerns about Jagodzinski's ability to communicate plays in a timely manner. Morris offered to let him stay on as quarterbacks coach, but Jagodzinski declined.[5]

Omaha NighthawksEdit

On April 15, 2010, when the United Football League announced the franchise which would be known as the Omaha Nighthawks, Jagodzinski was introduced as the team's first head coach.

He was fired January 3, 2011 after posting a 3-5 record in his lone campaign with the league. The Nighthawks started 3-1 yet finished 0-4 in the final weeks of the 2010 UFL season.[6] He was immediately replaced by Joe Moglia, chairman of TD Ameritrade, which is based in Omaha.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Boston College Eagles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2007–2008)
2007 Boston College 11–3 6–2 1st (Atlantic) W Champs Sports 11 10
2008 Boston College 9–5 5–3 1st (Atlantic) L Music City
Washington: 20–8 11–5
Total: 20–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

United Football LeagueEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
OMA2010 350.375 - - - -
OMA Total350.375--- -
Total350.375--- -


External linksEdit

Preceded by
Tom Rossley
Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Joe Philbin
Preceded by
Bill Muir
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Greg Olson
Preceded by
first coach
Omaha Nighthawks Head Coach
Succeeded by
Joe Moglia
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