Mike Waufle came home to coach last year and won’t ever coach anywhere else.
The Hornell native announced he is retiring from coaching after 39 seasons in college and the NFL.
His first year was as an assistant at Alfred University and his final season was with the Bills. They were his only two on teams in Western New York.
Waufle coached the last 20 years in the NFL. He won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2007. Prior to that, he was a college assistant for 19 seasons. Waufle was never a coordinator at any level and coached defensive line exclusively for all but three seasons.
He made his announcement by walking into the offices of his hometown paper, the Hornell Tribune, to give them the scoop.
Waufle said pain in his foot, knee, back and ankles from his playing days have made it too tough to continue coaching.