After retiring from his position of football coach at the University of Pennsylvania three months ago, Al Bagnoli has just been hired by Columbia as their new Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football.
Bagnoli joins Columbia after a 23-year career at Penn, where he led the team to winning nine Ivy League titles and maintained an overall record of 148-80, including 112-49 in the conference. Bagnoli’s tenure at Penn saw six undefeated seasons in the Ivy League and three perfect seasons.
After Bagnoli retired from his position as Penn’s head coach to defensive coordinator Ray Priore, he transitioned to an athletic administration job.
Bagnoli was introduced as Columbia’s new head football coach in a news conference on campus Tuesday. Bagnoli is replacing former Columbia head coach Pete Mangurian, who left the school in December.