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Offensive Coordinator Tranquill Announces Retirement

Jan. 11, 2011

Boston College offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill announced Tuesday that he has decided to retire.

Tranquill, who has more than 48 years of college and professional coaching experience, joined the BC staff shortly after Frank Spaziani was hired as head coach in 2009. In his two seasons, he was part of a staff that led the Eagles to 15 wins (8-5 in 2009, 7-6 in 2010) and two bowl games.

"I would like to thank Frank Spaziani for the opportunity to be a part of this tremendous program for the past two seasons," Tranquill said. "I have enjoyed working with the outstanding young men who represent this institution. This is a special place, and the future is very bright for Boston College football under Frank's leadership."

Spaziani expressed gratitude for Tranquill's service the past two years.

"As I have said many times in the past, I have coached with Gary and against him, and I would much rather coach with him," Spaziani said. "He is a man of great integrity and conducts himself with class at all times. Gary has had a remarkable career, and I will always be grateful for his many contributions to our program during my first two years as head coach."

A search for Tranquill's replacement will begin immediately.

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