Coach Bagnoli to retire

Al Bagnoli, who has served as the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football at Penn since 1992, announced recently that he will retire following the 2014 season. Effective Dec. 1, the head coaching duties will transfer to the Quakers’ current defensive coordinator, Ray Priore, who is entering his 28th season on the Franklin Field sidelines.

A nine-time Ivy League champion, Bagnoli owns the second-highest winning percentage in Ivy League history and is the winningest coach in Penn’s 137-year history of football. He is also the active wins leader in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.

Bagnoli, Priore, and the Quakers will continue their quest for a record-tying 17th Ivy League title with preseason practice in August and the season opener at Jacksonville on Sept. 20.

Originally published on May 8, 2014