BC High elevates Gaff to head football coach

Boston College High has gone in-house in naming a new head coach for its football program, elevating defensive coordinator/associate head coach Joe Gaff this afternoon, Athletic Director Jon Bartlett has confirmed.

Gaff joined the Eagles' coaching staff in 2008 after a two-year stint as the head coach at Malden Catholic. He previously found success over nine years as head coach at Chelsea and Matignon. He also has served as an assistant coach at Tufts for 3 years. He previously played for Xavier University and for juniors football in Nova Scotia.

He will be taking over for Bartlett, who stepped down late last month after going 33-12 in four seasons, with two Division 1 Super Bowl titles.

“We are thrilled to have Joe lead our program”, Bartlett said in a press release. “Joe has been with us for the past 4 years as Defensive Coordinator, so he understands the vision of our program and the core values of our school.”

Gaff, a 26 year veteran of the Everett Police Department, lives in Everett with his wife, Nancy. He has two sons.

“I’m extremely humbled and very excited to be taking on this position,” Gaff said in the release. “BC High is a warm and welcoming community that has provided me with great opportunity for personal growth. Jon Bartlett is certainly a tough act to follow, but squad coming up is a very fine group of young men.”