PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania George A. Munger Head Coach of Football, Al Bagnoli, announced the hiring of Shawn Halloran as the program’s new offensive coordinator. Halloran joins the Quakers after serving as head football coach at Franklin & Marshall for three years.
Halloran replaces Andy Coen, who left Penn after six years to take over as the head football coach at Lehigh.
"Shawn obviously has a very accomplished resume. If you look at the things he has been involved with at other programs, everywhere he has been he has had a really dramatic and positive impact on the program,” Bagnoli said. “He did a dynamic job at Franklin & Marshall and has certainly put that program on the way up. During his tenure at Yale he did a heck of a job as an assistant coach, and was one of the best - if not the best - recruiters they had. He opened up that Texas pipeline, from which Yale has gotten a tremendous amount of talented kids. You can even go back to when he was the offensive coordinator at Georgetown that was one of the best offenses has ever had.
"He has experience as a head coach, coaching on the offensive side of the ball, coaching on the defensive side of the ball, and he was a terrific player coming out of Boston College,” Bagnoli added. “This all speaks very highly for him being able to succeed here.”
Halloran led a resurgence of the Diplomats during his three-year tenure, compiling a 17-15 record with 28 All-Centennial Conference players, two All-America and Academic All-America selections, an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, back-to-back Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) postseason appearances, and the 2004 Centennial Conference Championship and ECAC Southwest Bowl titles. In 2005, Franklin & Marshall advanced to the ECAC Southeast Bowl.
Prior to his tenure at Franklin & Marshall, Halloran was the special-teams coordinator at Yale from 1997-2002. He helped the Bulldogs to the 1999 Ivy League title and directed the all-time leading kicker, punter and punt returner at Yale. From 1993-1997, he was the offensive coordinator at Georgetown. Halloran also was an assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a graduate assistant at Boston College.
Halloran was a member of the Boston College football team from 1982-87 and is a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame.