Between 2009-2012, Penn won three of four Ivy League titles outright – a feat which had not been accomplished since 1977-80, but Bagnoli has done twice since 2000. He is the only coach in Ivy League history to win back-to-back undefeated Ivy League titles and he has done so three separate times.
“It is with great appreciation and excitement that I begin a new chapter in my coaching life at Columbia,” said Bagnoli. “I am very grateful to have been chosen to represent one of our nation's premier academic institutions that is also committed to excellence in athletics. I eagerly await the opportunity to work alongside a talented group of student athletes, a passionate alumni base and a dedicated university administration.”
In 32 years as a head coach, Bagnoli currently stands at 232-91. His career winning percentage (71.8%) is third among active FCS coaches.
During his tenure at Penn, Bagnoli built winning records against all seven Ivy League teams. He has coached more than 186 All-Ivy League players, including seven first-team All-Americans, four NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners, two Ivy League Rookie of the Year, five Asa A. Bushnell Cup winners as the Ivy League’s Most Valuable Player, three players drafted to the National Football League and 14 NFL free agents.