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November 23, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday at Cornell in a game matching 1-8 teams, Al Bagnoli will coach for the final time at Penn in a career that spans 23 seasons and includes an Ivy League record nine outright championships. Bagnoli, 61, announced in the spring that this would be his final season. He has a career 147-80 mark at Penn and said he will remain working in the athletic department. The final details of his new job are still being worked out. "I have had the great pleasure of being the head coach, dealing with some great kids, having some great memories, and really making great relationships with players, coaches, alumni, administrators, etcetera," Bagnoli said earlier this week as Penn ran a crisp practice in bone-chilling weather.
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November 3, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ESPN's television cameras have been all over Penn's campus this week. They are trailing the Quakers' football team for an episode of the The Season, a show that chronicles a different college football team each week. The Penn segment is scheduled to be shown next Thursday. "We're delighted they chose us," Penn coach Al Bagnoli said yesterday. "It's been a very interesting, very enjoyable - so far - and very unique experience for the kids and I. " Bagnoli thinks the positive distraction, as he refers to it, may have come at a good time, three weeks after the suicide of running back Kyle Ambrogi.
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September 14, 2007 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When they arrived on the Penn campus as freshmen in 2004, they figured on adding to the history of success enjoyed by Quakers football under coach Al Bagnoli. Now seniors, these 20 players are trying to avoid making history of a more dubious nature, becoming the first class to not win an Ivy League championship ring. The Quakers have won or shared six Ivy titles since Bagnoli took control in 1992, the last one in 2003. The three-year drought without a crown matches the longest of the Bagnoli era, along with the dry spell of 1995-97.
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October 26, 2002 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The demand to see Al Bagnoli when he returns to his hometown of New Haven, Conn., is still heavy, even if Bagnoli is spending his 11th season as the head football coach at Penn. Bagnoli estimates he'll have at least 75 friends and family members at the Yale Bowl today when the Quakers, seeking to remain unbeaten in the Ivy League, take on the Bulldogs. If only Bagnoli's cheering section could turn around the Quakers' fortunes at Yale. Penn (4-1 overall, 2-0 Ivy) has lost its last two games at the Yale Bowl.
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November 11, 1995 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al Bagnoli has spent the better part of this week worried less about X's and O's and more about helping everyone keep perspective. The reality is this: The Quakers have no shot at an Ivy League title. That motivation is missing today as Penn (5-3 overall, 3-2 Ivy League) takes on Harvard at Harvard Stadium in its final road game of the season. And what's worse for Bagnoli's players and Quakers alumni, it was Princeton that knocked Penn out of Ivy title contention, with a 22-9 victory last week.
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September 3, 1992 | By M. G. Missanelli, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Al Bagnoli sat down to review game films from the University of Pennsylvania 1991 football season, he was, admittedly, primed for disaster. The Penn Quakers finished 2-8 last season. They lost at home and away. They lost by 45 points and they lost by four. They even lost to Columbia. "They lost some tough games last year," said Bagnoli, who came to Penn in January after a long coaching stint at Division III Union College. "I mean, games that got away in the final few moments that just tear a team's guts out. I'm thinking, how could they possibly get up to play the following week?
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January 8, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al Bagnoli, Penn's head football coach, hasn't been in town much in the last month, busy with recruiting and the American Football Coaches Association convention. But he has felt the criticism fired his way. University officials announced last week that the Quakers would forfeit five victories because of the participation of an ineligible player, star defensive tackle Mitch Marrow. Besides the obvious image problem at an Ivy League school, the move dropped Penn to a 1-9 record for the season.
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September 2, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now that he has a year under his belt as Penn's head football coach, now that his players know his routine, now that he has familiarized himself with the rest of the Ivy League, Al Bagnoli can make the Quakers serious Ivy contenders. Maybe, but that familiarity stuff works both ways. Bagnoli came to Penn last year as an unknown quantity. He ended the season as the Ivy League's unofficial coach of the year, leading the Quakers to a 7-3 record. At the same time, he exhibited a deep bag of tricks.
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September 24, 2000 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli sees his players every day. He knows they have talent. He also knows they should be tough to beat when they play as he expects them to. But until the Quakers meet those expectations, they might be as frustrating as they are exciting. They were both in yesterday's 45-28 victory over Lafayette at Franklin Field. The Quakers (1-1) built a 38-7 lead in the third quarter, only to watch the Leopards (1-2) make it 38-28 with 10 minutes, 11 seconds remaining in the game.
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February 24, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
What are we to make of Al Bagnoli, officially retired as Penn's football coach for all of 13 weeks, taking the Columbia job? According to a source, the deal is done and an announcement will be made at Columbia in the next couple of days. The big question: If Bagnoli wanted a job, why did he leave his old one? Which is the better job? By any historical marker, Bagnoli just took a worse one. And let's get this out of the way: Bagnoli was not forced out at Penn. By all accounts, he had a good relationship with former athletic director Steve Bilsky and they came up with a plan of succession before Bilsky handed off last year to current Penn AD Grace Calhoun.
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April 13, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ray Priore finished his first spring as Penn's head football coach Saturday, but he's still having a little trouble letting go of his old job. "That's why I'm chewing gum," Priore said after Penn's annual Red vs. Blue spring football game at Franklin Field. The Albany alumnus, who replaced longtime coach Al Bagnoli in December, had been Penn's defensive coordinator since 1999. "You can tell he wants to get back out there and start coaching guys up," said quarterback Alek Torgersen.
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February 26, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHEN AL BAGNOLI decided to step down as coach after 23 seasons at Penn, where his teams won a record nine outright Ivy League football titles, he simply thought the time was right. It took him only 3 months to figure out he had miscalculated. "I still wanted something to do that was meaningful," he told the Daily News. Working in administration at Penn apparently wasn't cutting it. So now, he's opted to make another change, though cirumstances dictated that this one came about much more hastily.
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February 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Before walking into the news conference Tuesday to announce that he would be Columbia's new football coach, Al Bagnoli spotted a Philadelphia reporter and asked, "What are you doing here?" The response to the former Penn football coach: "What are you doing here?" This was not a scene that anybody could have predicted, as Bagnoli acknowledges. Yet his return to coaching after 23 seasons as Penn's head coach is a story with Philadelphia roots. The road to Columbia began on the Main Line.
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February 24, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AL BAGNOLI'S retirement lasted 3 months. After last season he stepped down as the head coach at Penn following a 23-year run that included a record nine outright Ivy League titles. Now he's returning to take over the program that has long been regarded as one of the worst in college football. Tomorrow, Bagnoli, who celebrated his 62nd birthday last month, will be officially introduced as the new coach at Columbia, which hasn't had a winning season since 1996 and is currently riding a 21-game losing streak.
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February 24, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
What are we to make of Al Bagnoli, officially retired as Penn's football coach for all of 13 weeks, taking the Columbia job? According to a source, the deal is done and an announcement will be made at Columbia in the next couple of days. The big question: If Bagnoli wanted a job, why did he leave his old one? Which is the better job? By any historical marker, Bagnoli just took a worse one. And let's get this out of the way: Bagnoli was not forced out at Penn. By all accounts, he had a good relationship with former athletic director Steve Bilsky and they came up with a plan of succession before Bilsky handed off last year to current Penn AD Grace Calhoun.
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February 20, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a move that would shake up Ivy League football, and send the greatest reverberations to Franklin Field: Columbia is in serious talks with Al Bagnoli to take over its football program, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. Bagnoli retired from Penn after last season, finishing up following 23 seasons that included nine outright Ivy titles. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. "I'm scared to death about overstaying my welcome," Bagnoli said last April when he announced his retirement, with defensive coordinator Ray Priore taking over.
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November 23, 2014 | By Ian Wenik, For The Inquirer
ITHACA, N.Y. - It's not every day that the head coach of a two-win football team gets a celebratory Gatorade shower. But for Penn's retiring Al Bagnoli, it felt right. Moments after his Quakers batted down a Hail Mary to clinch a 34-26 victory over Cornell, the coach received a frigid - and unexpected - commemoration of his 239th and final triumph from his players. "If we won a championship I'd see it [coming]," Bagnoli said. "I don't know if they were just, 'Hey, I'm gonna get the old guy one last time,' if it was one of those deals.
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November 23, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday at Cornell in a game matching 1-8 teams, Al Bagnoli will coach for the final time at Penn in a career that spans 23 seasons and includes an Ivy League record nine outright championships. Bagnoli, 61, announced in the spring that this would be his final season. He has a career 147-80 mark at Penn and said he will remain working in the athletic department. The final details of his new job are still being worked out. "I have had the great pleasure of being the head coach, dealing with some great kids, having some great memories, and really making great relationships with players, coaches, alumni, administrators, etcetera," Bagnoli said earlier this week as Penn ran a crisp practice in bone-chilling weather.
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November 21, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE STORY isn't ending the way everyone at Penn had hoped it might. That doesn't change the obvious. It's still been a Hall of Fame era. And that's forever. "There's very few times when something like this unfolds like a fairy tale," said Al Bagnoli, who will coach the Quakers' football team for the final time tomorrow at Cornell, in a matchup of 1-8 squads, thus closing the curtain on a 23-year run that was defined by a record nine outright Ivy League titles. "Derek Jeter didn't make the playoffs [last season with the Yankees]
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