Hafley spent seven seasons within the NFL earlier than becoming a member of the Buckeyes this 12 months. The 40-year-old New Jersey local additionally has coached in school at Rutgers and Pittsburgh.
Hafley, who coaches defensive backs, has helped flip round an Ohio State protection that struggled ultimate 12 months, however enters the School Soccer Playoff main the country in yards in step with play at 3.93.
Boston School fired Steve Addazio the day after the Eagles completed the common season 6-6. He went 44-44 in seven seasons with BC and used to be employed by means of Colorado State to be its head trainer this week.
Hafley coached below Dave Wannstedt at Pitt and Greg Schiano at Rutgers earlier than becoming a member of Schiano with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 as assistant secondary trainer. He spent two seasons with Cleveland after which 3 with San Francisco earlier than becoming a member of new Buckeyes trainer Ryan Day at Ohio State this 12 months.
In keeping with the Ohio State web page, Hafley performed 4 seasons as a large receiver at Siena School (1997-2000), graduating cum laude in 2001 with a point in historical past.
Hafley has a spouse, Gina, and two daughters. His training profession started at WPI as a working backs trainer in 2001.
He moved to the College of Albany, running for 4 seasons as defensive assistant and defensive backs trainer (2002-05). Whilst at Albany, in keeping with the OSU web page, he earned his masters in 2003.
From there, he went to Pitt (2006-10), the place he coached Darrelle Revis.
After one season at Rutgers, he moved to the NFL for 2 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, and 3 with the San Francisco 49ers.
Hafley used to be some of the 5 first-time finalists for the 2019 Broyles Award, at the side of Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley, and, the eventual winner, LSU passing sport coordinator Joe Brady.