Bartlett to return to coach BC High football

Boston College High School today announced that athletic director Jon Bartlett will return to the sideline as head coach of the football program after a two-year break.

Bartlett took on the football coach duty on top of his athletic director position in 2008, and led the Eagles to one of their most successful periods in program history, going 33-12 over four years and winning MIAA Division 1 Eastern Mass. Super Bowl titles in 2008 and 2011.

Joe Gaff, who has lead the Eagles in each of the last two years, will remain on staff as an associate head coach.

Here's more from today's release to the local media, per the school's communications department:

After a two year hiatus, Jon Bartlett ’87 will return to the sidelines as head coach for the varsity football team. “We are pleased to welcome Jon Bartlett back as coach.” Principal Steve Hughes remarked on Monday, “When Jon stepped aside two years ago, we knew he would return to the sideline at some point, we just did not know when.”

The school was pleased with the football program under the leadership of Joe Gaff and had no intention of suggesting any changes. During the off-season, Coach Gaff suggested that Bartlett seriously consider returning as head coach. Jon’s transition back to the sideline comes after much reflection by all internal parties and his return will not impact the current staff. BC High is fortunate to have Coach Gaff’s continued leadership in the program, as he will once again be associate head coach. BC High is confident that the football program will continue to represent the community in a manner consistent with our Jesuit identity.