It's official: Al Bagnoli is going to Columbia.
After the Columbia Spectator reported on Sunday that Penn football's all-time winningest coach had agreed to take the reins of the Lions' football program, Columbia's athletic department officially confirmed Monday that Bagnoli had been chosen as the Light Blue's next head coach.
"Over the past decadeColumbia Athletics has built a new winning tradition, enhancing the collegiate experience for thousands of student-athletes and our campus community," Columbia President Lee C.
Exactly three months after his final game coaching the Red and Blue, Al Bagnoli -- Penn football's winningest coach -- has agreed to take the head coaching position at Columbia, the Columbia Spectator reported Sunday afternoon.
College junior Cameron Countryman was arrested for assault and reckless endangerment.
Long-time Penn football coach Al Bagnoli retired at the end of the 2014 season, ending his 23-year tenure as the winningest coach in Penn history.
But he may not be done just yet.
Bagnoli, 62, had spoken about moving into a role within the Penn Athletics administration after retirement, but, according to Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is in talks to take over as Columbia’s head coach.
As a Florida native, Phil Parchment hasn’t had the pleasure of playing football on the frozen tundra of the northeast.
Bernie Lemonick, one of the most illustrious players in Penn football history and an assistant coach with the program throughout the late 1950s, has died.