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Paul McGonagle
Paul McGonagle
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 978-232-2288
Office: Post 206R
Twitter: @CoachMcGonagle

RECRUITING AREAS: Eastern Mass., New Hampshire, Maine
Twitter: @CoachMcGonagle


Head Coach at Endicott (2018-present)
16-6 (.727) overall record, 11-2 (.846) in-conference record
2019 New England Bowl Champions
2018 Gridiron Club of Greater Boston NCAA Division II/III Coach of the Year
2018 CCC Football Coach of the Year
Led Endicott to its first postseason appearance since 2013 (New England Bowl vs. Merchant Marine)
Coached the 2018 and 2019 CCC Football Offensive Lineman of the Year, the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year, and the 2019 Defensive Lineman of the Year
All-Conference honorees: 27 (17 first team | 10 second team)
All-Region selections: 12
All-American honorees: 2
Academic All-Conference selections: 25
CoSIDA Academic All-American: 1 (James Lewis, 2019)
CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees: 2


  • 19 years of college coaching experience
  • Endicott (2017-present), Assumption (2013-17, responsibilities listed below), Endicott (2011-12, Offensive Assistant Coach), Fitchburg State (2007-10, Head Coach), Stony Brook (2004-06, Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator), Bentley (2003-06, Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line), Bucknell (2002, Running Backs), Eastern Kentucky (2000-01, Tight Ends / Running Backs), Northeastern (1999, Tight Ends / Running Backs)
  • Coached three NFL players over his career (Scott Simonson, Oakland Raiders 2014, Carolina Panthers 2015-17, New York Giants 2018) | Mackenzy Bernadeau, Carolina Panthers 2009-11, Dallas Cowboys 2012-15, Jacksonville Jaguars 2016) | Deonte Harris, New Orleans Saints 2019)


  • 1999 graduate of the University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor's degree in sport management (minor in business)
  • Member of the Wildcat football team as a tight end and offensive lineman
  • Was a teammate of former top draft pick Tim Couch
  • Received his Master's degree in sport administration from Eastern Kentucky in 2001


  • Recruiting areas included Eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Ohio
  • Associate Head Coach (June 21, 2017 to December 4, 2017)
  • Assistant Head Coach (2014-16)
  • Offensive Coordinator (2013-17)
  • Tight Ends (2015-17)
  • Quarterbacks (2013-14)


  • 2016 Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Division II Assistant Coach of the Year
  • Program record for wins in 2015 (11-2) and 2017 (11-2)
  • Program record for conference wins program in 2015 (8-1), 2016 (8-1) and 2017 (8-1)
  • Led Assumption to its first-ever NE10 title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015
  • Also guided Assumption NE10 titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2016 and 2017
  • Set home attendance record three different seasons


  • Coached nine All-Americans, 51 All-Region selections, 64 All-Conference honorees, and 49 All-Worcester Area student-athletes (includes all student-athletes)
  • One NE10 Man of the Year
  • Nine NE10 Major Award winners (includes MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, etc.)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American / Three CoSIDA All-District selections
  • 291 NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll recipients (3.0 GPA or above)
  • Two National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society members


Before Endicott and Assumption, McGonagle spent four years as the head coach at Fitchburg State University, where he coached one of the nation's top offenses with the NEFC's leading passer and running back. Falcons running back Marlon Thornton was named a four-time All-Conference running back, as well as an All-Star by the New England Football Writers Association and Offensive Player of the Year by the Worcester Area Football Association.

Prior to taking over as head coach of the Falcons, McGonagle spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Bentley University. During his tenure, McGonagle's offense was number one in the nation in scoring offense at 46.4 points per game. He helped the Falcons to their first-ever NE10 Championship and NCAA II Playoff Berth as Bentley took on Grand Valley State, which was coached by Assumption alum and current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly '85.

In addition, McGonagle also served as offensive coordinator/recruiting coordinator at Stony Brook University, where the Seawolves captured their first-ever Northeast Conference Championship. He has had a vast array of coaching experience including stints at Bucknell University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Northeastern University. He has coached numerous All-Americans, Offensive Players of the Year, All-Conference players and NFL Draft selections.