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 Mike Siravo
Mike Siravo
Defensive Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

12th Year Coaching

Alma Mater:
Boston College, '98


  • Is in his sixth year as defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Boston College.
  • Is in his 13th year affiliated with the Boston College program; played linebacker from 1995-97 and spent three seasons as a graduate assistant (1998-2000).
  • Coached a secondary that helped three Boston College defenses rank within the nation's top 10 in interceptions in the last five seasons - 2007 (25; second), 2008 (26; first) and 2010 (20; eighth).
  • Served as recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach at Temple for one season (2006) prior to coming to Boston College.
  • Coached a 2010 secondary that helped the team rank first in the country in rushing defense, eighth in interceptions (20) and 13th in total defense.
  • In 2008, Siravo coached the secondary that was a key part of a defense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in seven different categories including interceptions (t-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 downs defense (sixth, 14.71).
  • In 2007, was part of a Boston College staff that led the Eagles to an 11-3 record (the first Eagle team to win 11 games since 1940). The Eagles began the season 8-0 and were ranked No. 2 in the nation in both major polls. 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.
  • Coached Boston College free safety Jamie Silva, a consensus All-America first-team honoree and finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation's top defensive back in 2007.
  • In 2007, Boston College ranked second in the country with 25 interceptions. That season, the Eagle defense finished fourth in the ACC in pass defense efficiency and finished third in the league in total defense.
  • Spent three seasons as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at Columbia University (2003-05).
  • Began his coaching career at Boston College as a graduate assistant for recruiting in 1998; the Eagles' February 1999 recruiting class was rated the best in school history, ranking 15th nationally according to expert Tom Lemming.


  • Joined the Eagles as a walk-on in 1995 and later earned a scholarship.
  • Played under head coaches Dan Henning and Tom O'Brien; earned two varsity letters (1996-97).
  • Earned Big East All-Academic team honors as a senior.
  • Wife Alison Cahill graduated from BC in 1999 and BC Law School in 2002.


  • DB Jamie Silva, Boston College
    Consensus first-team All-America selection in 2007; Jim Thorpe Award finalist; MVP of the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl

  • DB DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
    Two-time All-ACC honoree; 2008 NFL Draft choice of San Diego


BirthdateMarch 9, 1976
Age on Sept. 136
HometownPawtucket, R.I.
High SchoolSt. Raphael Academy
CollegeBoston College (History, 1998)
Boston College (M.S., Administrative Studies of Business, 2000)
ChildrenWilliam and Evelyn

Coaching Career

1998Boston CollegeRecruiting GA
1999-2000Boston CollegeDefensive GA
2003-05ColumbiaLB/Recruiting Coord.
2006TempleLB/Recruiting Coord.
2007-12Boston CollegeDB/Recruiting Coord.

Bowls Coached

2000Boston CollegeAloha
2007Boston CollegeChamps Sports
2008Boston CollegeGaylord Hotels Music City
2009Boston CollegeEmerald
2010Boston CollegeKraft Fight Hunger

Playing Experience

1995-97Boston CollegeLinebacker

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