Al Bagnoli Goes From Union College to Penn

Al Bagnoli made his college coaching debut at Union College in 1982 and went 8-1.  The following year, his Dutchmen were 10-2, and he had 10 consecutive winnng seasons at Union.  After his tenure at Union, Bagnoli moved on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he has had a remarkable career.  2013 wil be his 22nd season at the helm of the Quakers.  Bagnoli has more Ivy League titles (9) than any other program has in its history.  Penn has won 3 of its last 4 Ivy titles outright, and Bagnoli led the Quakers to back-to-back undefeated seasons three different times.  His 31-year record at Penn is 228-85, and his career winning percentage is 72.8 %.  2009 was one of Bagnoli’s most impressive years.  The Quakers won 8-straight to finish the season.  Seven of those wins were against Ivy League opponents.  The defense finished the year ranked number 1 in the country and featured co-Ivy League Player of the Year Jake Lewko who was an All-American linebacker.  Penn also finished the year with fewer penalties and penalty yards than any team in Division I football.  Bagnoli now lives in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with his wife Maryellen.  His sons Jeff and Greg and daughter Amanda all graduated from Penn.  Greg and Jeff played on the sprint football team and the club ice hockey team.  Amanda was on the cheerleading squad.

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