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 Jeff Comissiong
Jeff Comissiong
Defensive Line

16h Year Coaching

Alma Mater:
Maine, '97


Football Beats Maine, 34-3

Spiffy Evans returned a punt 83 yards for a score


  • Is in his sixth season as defensive line coach at Boston College; also serves as the program's professional liaison.
  • Came to Boston College from Harvard where he served as defensive line coach for one season (2006); also oversaw the Crimson's recruitment efforts in New York, New England, and Canada, as well as serving as the program's professional liaison.
  • Has mentored lines that have been integral components to Boston College defenses that have ranked among the top 15 in the country against the run in four seasons - 2007 (second, 75.5 ypg), 2008 (seventh, 91.2), 2009 (14th, 102.3) and 2010 (first, 82.8).
  • Tutored defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Ron Brace from 2007-09. Raji earned Associated Press All-America third team and was selected ninth overall by the Green Bay Packers in the 2009 NFL Draft. Brace was selected with the 40th overall pick in the second round of the draft by the New England Patriots. Both players earned All-ACC honors as seniors.
  • In 2010, Boston College led the nation in rushing defense (82.8 ypg) and led the Atlantic Coast Conference in total defense (309.7 ypg). It ranked 13th among national leaders in total defense, 19th in pass efficiency defense (113.3 ypg) and 19th in scoring defense (19.5 ppg).
  • In 2009, the Eagles' defense ranked second in the ACC - and 14th in the nation - in rushing defense (103.2 ypg). Boston College finished the season ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense (19.8 ppg) and 26th in total defense (327.6 ypg).
  • In 2008, BC's defensive line that was important part of a unit that ranked in the top 10 nationally in seven different categories including interceptions (first, 26), turnovers gained (second, 36), total defense (fifth, 286.14), red zone defense (sixth, .72), rush defense (seventh, 91.2), pass efficiency defense (seventh, 98.81) and first down defense (sixth, 14.71).
  • In his first season at Boston College in 2007, he mentored a defensive line that helped the Eagles ranked second in the nation against the run (82.8 yards per game) and rank 13th in the country in total defense. Was part of a staff that led the Eagles to an 11-3 record (the first Eagle team to win 11 games since 1940). The team won the Atlantic Division of the ACC and went on to win an eighth consecutive bowl game. The Eagles finished 10th in the final AP poll, the program's best finish since the 1984 season.
  • Helped lead Harvard to the stingiest run defense in the Ivy League (66.5yards per game) in 2006.
  • Worked as an assistant at Maine for eight seasons (1996-97; 2000-05); began his coaching career for his alma mater in 1996, serving as a defensive line assistant for two seasons before he moved on to Bates College for two seasons - 1998 and 1999.
  • Returned to Maine in 2000, coaching the running backs and then the defensive line; also served as the recruiting coordinator from 2003-05.


  • A four-year lettermen on the defensive line at Maine from 1991-94.


  • DT B.J. Raji, Boston College
    Associated Press third-team All-American; 2009 NFL first-round choice of Green Bay

  • DT/DE Ron Brace, Boston College
    All-ACC second-team honoree as a senior at BC; 2009 NFL second-round choice of New England


Age on Sept. 142
CollegeMaine (Political Science, 1997)
ChildrenDaughters: Jacey and Mya

Coaching Career

1996-97MaineDL Asst./Recruiting GA
2000-05MaineDL/Recruiting Coord.
2006HarvardDL/Recruiting Coord.
2007-2012Boston CollegeDL

Bowls Coached

2007Boston CollegeChamps Sports
2008Boston CollegeMusic City
2009Boston CollegeEmerald
2010Boston CollegeKraft Fight Hunger

Playing Experience

1991-94MaineDefensive Lineman

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