HELP SUPPORT BC ATHLETICS BY DONATING TO THE FRIENDS OF THE HEIGHTS
THE OFFICIAL BOSTON COLLEGE NIL COLLECTIVE TO SUPPORT STUDENT-ATHLETES NIL OPPORTUNITIES
NEW "FRIENDS OF THE HEIGHTS" NIL PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED
HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO BEING A DONOR TO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GROUPS IN COLLEGE ATHLETICS? YOU HEAR FOLKS TALK ABOUT ALL THOSE "HEAVY HITTERS" THAT CONTRIBUTE BIG MONEY TO NIL COLLECTIVES, BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR NAME ALONG SIDE NAMES LIKE JOHN FISH, JOE POPOLO, BRIAN TUSA,SAMUEL RAIA, SCOTT MUTRYN, AND MANY OTHERS?
WELL NOW YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN BECAUSE THE FRIENDS OF THE HEIGHTS NIL COLLECTIVE HAS DEVELOPED 3 "DONATION FRIENDLY" PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW YOU TO BE ONE OF THE 'HEAVY HITTERS" SUPPORTING YOUR UNIVERSITY.
FOR AS LITTLE AS $25 PER MONTH YOU CAN BE A NIL COLLECTVE MEMBER OF THE "FRIENDS OF THE HEIGHTS". DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT? THEY ALSO HAVE A $50 AND $100 PER MONTH LEVEL. IN ADDITION YOU WILL RECEIVE SOME FOH MERCHANDISE TO SHOW OFF YOUR SUPPORT.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR UNIVERSITY BY BEING A COLLECTIVE DONOR :
Friends of the Heights (FOTH) is a fan-driven and alumni-led Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective supporting Boston College student-athletes. In partnership with the BPS Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit, FOTH allows student-athletes to support local community organizations, make appearances, and promote charitable causes in the ethos of men and women for others. The charity receives the benefit of the student-athlete’s time and/or use of their image, while supporters earn a tax-deductible benefit for their donation.
NIL allows student-athletes to grow their brand and connect with the community. Since 2021, collegiate student-athletes can now profit off their name, image, and likeness. NIL activations with student-athletes can range from marketing partnerships with local and national businesses, to autograph sessions, meet-and-greet events and more. Student-athletes can also partner with local community organizations for the betterment of the community.
NOTE: THERE IS NO ORGANIZATIONAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE GRIDIRON CLUB AND FRIENDS OF THE HEIGHTS. THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS FOR OUR MEMBERS CONVENIENCE ONLY.
THE HAFLEY FILE
Boston College's Jeff Hafley Head Football Coach
New Jersey native becomes the 36th head coach in BC history
“Jeff Hafley was someone we targeted from the outset and we could not be happier to welcome Jeff, Gina, Hope and Leah to Boston College,” said Jarmond. “Jeff’s shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching. His passion, leadership and ability to recruit and develop student-athletes make him the right fit to lead Boston College to greater heights on and off the field.”
Hafley has led a dramatic turnaround in leading the defense for Ohio State this season as the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship and will face No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff.
A finalist for the Frank Broyles Award and the 247Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year, Hafley has been one of the architects of a Buckeye defense that ranks first nationally in yards per play (3.9), second nationally in total defense (247.6 yards per game), third nationally in scoring defense (12.5 points per game), third nationally in sacks (3.92 per game), seventh nationally in rushing defense (99.5 yards per game), second nationally in passing yards allowed (148.1 yards per game) and first nationally in red zone defense (64.2%).
Hafley’s first season in Columbus saw Ohio State jump from 72nd nationally in 2018 to first nationally in 2019 in yards per play. Ohio State has not allowed more than 27 points in a game this season.
A standout defensive backs coach throughout his career in the NFL and collegiate ranks, Hafley’s work as the defensive backs coach at Ohio State has led to impressive results. The Buckeyes totaled 15 interceptions in 2019, tied for ninth nationally, while allowing just 25 pass plays of 20+ yards.
Before arriving at Ohio State, Hafley spent the previous seven seasons in the NFL and most recently three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as defensive backs coach.
Prior to his time with San Francisco, Hafley was the secondary coach for two seasons in Cleveland, the secondary/safeties coach with Tampa Bay in 2013 and a defensive backs assistant with the Buccaneers in 2012.
Hafley, who will coach his 20th season in 2020, has extensive ties as an elite recruiter during his coaching stops at Pittsburgh and Rutgers. A native of Montvale, N.J., Hafley played four seasons as a wide receiver at Siena College from 1997-2000, graduating cum laude in 2001 with a degree in history.
He earned his master’s degree from Albany in 2003.
His coaching career includes 11 seasons in collegiate football before a move to the NFL in 2012, and then seven subsequent seasons there. After starting his career working as running backs coach for one season (2001) at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic University, Hafley moved on to the University of Albany for four seasons as defensive assistant and defensive backs coach (2002-05).
He then coached at the University of Pittsburgh for five seasons (2006-10) where he worked under the direction of Dave Wannstedt and helped mentor Darrelle Revis into a Jim Thorpe Award finalist in 2006.
Hafley was a defensive assistant/cornerbacks coach in 2006-07 and was secondary coach from 2008-10.
One season as the defensive backs coach at Rutgers, working under Greg Schiano, followed his positions at Pittsburgh. The Scarlet Knights ranked ninth nationally in passing defense in his one season there, 2011. Hafley helped develop future NFL standout defensive backs Duron Harmon and Logan Ryan during his time in Piscataway.
Hafley moved on to the NFL following his year at Rutgers and coached two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, serving as an assistant defensive backs coach in 2012 and secondary/safeties coach in 2013.
Two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, under coach Mike Pettine, followed. In 2014, his second season with the Browns, the team led the NFL in opponent passer rating (74.1), opponent completion percentage (57.1) and in passes defensed with 99, plus ranked second in the league with 21 interceptions.
Three seasons as defensive backs coach with the San Francisco 49ers – 2016, 2017 and 2018 – preceded Hafley’s position with the Buckeyes. He worked under Chip Kelly in 2016 and under Kyle Shanahan the past two seasons. In 2018, the 49ers ranked 11th in the league in passing defense. They were 14th in 2016 after ranking 27th in 2015, the year before Hafley arrived.
Hafley and his wife, Gina, have two daughters, Hope and Leah.
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The Hafley File
Birthday: April 4, 1979
Hometown: Montvale, N.J.
High School: Pascack Hills
Alma Mater: Siena, 2001
Master’s Degree: Albany, 2003
Family: Wife Gina; daughters Hope and Leah
2019: Ohio State (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary)
2016-18: San Francisco 49ers (Defensive Backs)
2014-15: Cleveland Browns (Defensive Backs)
2012-13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Secondary/Safeties)
2011: Rutgers (Defensive Backs)
2008-10: Pitt (Defensive Backs)
2006-07: Pitt (Defensive Assistant)
2004-05: Albany (Defensive Backs)
2002-03: Albany (Defensive Assistant)
2001: Worcester Polytech (Running Backs)