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Jeff Hafley Hires Another Ohio State Staffer, Matt Thurin, to Round Out His Boston College Coaching Staff

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January 17, 2020 at 4:42pm

Jeff Hafley hired the final member of his first Boston College coaching staff on Friday, and it's another one of his former colleagues at Ohio State.

Matt Thurin, who had been with the Buckeyes for the past five years as a defensive quality control coach, was hired by Hafley to become Boston College's special teams coordinator.

“Matt's knowledge of the game is as good as any coach I have been around at any level,” said Hafley. “He is an outstanding teacher and the student-athletes truly loved and respected him. He has a bright future and will be great fit to our staff and to Boston College. We are excited to have Matt, his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Adaline to our Boston College football family.”

Thurin joins Sean Duggan, who was a graduate assistant for the Buckeyes and is now Boston College's linebackers coach, and Phil Matusz, who was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Ohio State and is now the head strength coach at Boston College, as staffers who worked with Hafley in Columbus next year that have now joined Hafley in taking bigger jobs at BC.

Jason Kwon, who was a member of Mark Pantoni's recruiting staff at Ohio State, also announced Friday that he has joined the staff at BC as a director of player personnel.

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