From tossing toast to singing songs, Penn football is a University institution rich with tradition. After this season, one of the leaders who has helped keep Quaker football thriving is stepping down.
Al Bagnoli, who has served as the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football at Penn since 1992, announced earlier this year that this would be his last season coaching the Quakers. “It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the tremendous tradition and success Penn has enjoyed throughout its long, storied history,” Bagnoli says.
In this edition of By The Numbers, the Current takes a look at Quaker football history, and the legacy Bagnoli will leave behind.
(Statistics as of Sept. 19, 2014.)
|23||Number of seasons Bagnoli has been head football coach at Penn.|
|146||Total number of wins for Bagnoli at Penn—a school record.|
|237||Number of career wins for Bagnoli, the most of any active coach in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).|
|823||Number of all-time wins for the Quakers, placing the team at No. 10 in Division I history and third among FCS schools.|
|6||Number of undefeated Ivy League seasons Penn has had under Bagnoli, more than any other Ivy school.|
|120||Number of seasons Penn has played at Franklin Field, the nation’s oldest collegiate football stadium.|
|1,343||Total number of games played by the Penn football team, the most in NCAA history.|
|16||Number of Ivy League championships won by the Quakers, the second-most in Ancient Eight history.|