BGSU Football Head Coach Scot Loeffler inks contract extension through 2025

Tyler Kavalecz, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

Scot Loeffler will continue as the head coach of Bowling Green football beyond the 2023 season. 

Earlier today, BGSU announced a multi-year contract extension for Loeffler.

The extension runs through the 2025 season, which would be Loeffler’s seventh season at the helm of the Falcons. 

The contract extension comes after Loeffler led the Falcons to a 6-7 record and their first bowl game appearance since 2015 last season. Under Loeffler, the Falcons have gone 13-29 overall and 9-20 in conference play over the past four seasons. 

“Scot has done what he said he was going to do – build a program the right way. BGSU football has had some monumental wins in the last few years, including two important wins coming against our rival Toledo,” BGSU Director of Athletics Derek van der Merwe said. “This contract extension is a commitment to Scot, his vision, and the culture he is building in this program. I am looking forward to working with him to move this program forward.”  

When Loeffler was named the 20th head coach in program history in 2018, he inherited one of the worst situations in college football, taking over a program that had compiled an overall record of 9-27 and a conference record of 7-17 over the previous three seasons.  

Over the past four seasons at the helm of the Falcons, Loeffler has completely turned the program around.

BG joins Kansas State, Oregon and Tennessee as the only four FBS programs whose win totals have improved by four or more games from 2020 to 2021 and two or more games from 2021 to 2022.  

“Our staff and players have worked extremely hard on a very big rebuild project. All of us are ready to take the next steps with this program,” Loeffler said. “We appreciate all the support of Dr. Rogers, Derek van der Merwe, the athletic department, the faculty, the community, the fans and the former BGSU players. We will work relentlessly to take the next steps in our program.”  

On top of turning the program around, Loeffler has revitalized the rivalry between Toledo and BG.  

Loeffler secured his second win against Toledo last season, becoming just the second BGSU head coach since 1991 to win multiple games in his first four meetings against the Rockets. Loeffler’s win against UT last season also marked BG’s third win at the Glass Bowl since 1994 and the first since 2008.  

The Falcons open the 2023 season at Liberty on Sept. 2 before returning to Doyt Perry Stadium for the home opener against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 9.

For more information about the extension, visit the athletics website.