The skinny on BC offensive coordinator Steve Logan

By Robert Rousseau  |   Monday, April 14, 2008  |  Comments( 0 )

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Steve Logan was hired as Boston College’s offensive coordinator back in January of 2007 after a brief stint in NFL Europa, where he served as quarterbacks and receivers coach with the Berlin Thunder and offensive coordinator and QBs coach for one season with the Rhein Fire.

Soon after the hire, Eagles head coach Jeff Jagodzinski stated, "Steve is the best teacher of quarterback play I have been around. His offenses will be both dynamic and exciting to watch. Get ready."

Big words that came true for Logan in his first year manning the Boston College offense. But that’s recent history. There’s so much more to Logan than this recent hire and his time in Europe, where he tutored Dave Ragone (2004) and Rohan Davey (2005) to Offensive Player of the Year honors and All-NFL Europa seasons.

Steve Logan: Coaching beginnings


Coaching started for Logan in 1974 at Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., where he served as an assistant coach. From there, he ended up with a coaching legend, when in 1980 he became the tight ends coach at Oklahoma State under Jimmy Johnson. Eventually he took a job at Hutchinson Junior College for two years before getting his first offensive coordinator gig at Tulsa under another well-known coach in John Cooper.

In 1985, Logan took over as Colorado’s running backs coach before moving to Mississippi State until 1989 (quarterbacks coach).

Logan was then an assistant to Bill Lewis at East Carolina University, where he was co-offensive coordinator of a club that managed an 11-1 record and top-10 finish, before finally gaining his first head coaching job with the Pirates in 1992. From 1992-2002, Logan manned the helm for East Carolina, putting up six winning records and two bowl victories. That said, he decided to step down as head coach in 2002 after posting a 4-8 record.

Since August 2006, he has hosted a sports radio show in Raleigh, N.C.

This guy has worked with some of the best, so it’s no surprise that BC head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who had served as Logan’s offensive coordinator at East Carolina for four years, was willing to bring him on in the same capacity for the Eagles.

And obviously, after witnessing the Eagles resurgence in 2007, particularly on offense with quarterback Matt Ryan at the helm, Logan’s career as O-coordinator at Boston College has started off on a good note. Will the good times continue to roll?

Logan was able to achieve a 69-58 career head coaching record at East Carolina. Further, he’s played a large part in grooming quarterbacks like David Garrard, Matt Ryan and Jeff Blake. So yes, you’ve got to believe that they will.



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Robert Rousseau is a sports writer that has been published in a variety of print and online venues. He’s been writing for RealFootball365.com for almost three years now. When Rousseau isn’t writing about college football he tends to be penning mixed martial arts pieces for MMAFighting.com or...
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