Friday, February 06, 2009

BREAKING: Lafayette Offensive Coordinator Joins Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern

As a player on Northwestern, I was always very, very fond of Pat Fitzgerald as a middle linebacker for the Wildcats. Now I have another reason to be fond of him: Fitzgerald, the head coach of the Wildcats, just hired Lafayette's offensive coordinator, Bob Heffner from the Leopards' staff. Yes, the man I had nightmares about from November 2004 to the third weekend in November last year is now on Northwestern's staff.

"I'm absolutely thrilled that Bob, his wife Nancy and their three daughters, Katie, Molly and Shelby, have decided to join our Northwestern football family," said Fitzgerald. "I had the opportunity to work with Bob when I was a graduate assistant at Maryland and am excited to bring his nearly 30 years of coaching experience to Evanston. He is a great teacher who has worked with some tremendous coaches and programs during his career.

"Bob also brings a wealth of Northeast recruiting ties to our program and he will lead our recruiting efforts in that part of the country. He is just a great addition to our staff.


Pat, consider it an honor that I, as a Lehigh fan, is equally as thrilled that you've hired Heffner. Congratulations to Heffner, and may he do a great job over in Illinois.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Coach Adam Schier to Ball State you heard it here first

ngineer said...

Sorry to hear that. We will miss him. He brought a high level of energy to the team. I hope Andy has someone equally focused waiting in the wings.

Anonymous said...

check that bowling green!!!