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Boston College Extends Contract of Football Coach Frank Spaziani

Dec. 20, 2010

Boston College has extended the contract of Head Football Coach Frank Spaziani for two years (through the 2015 season), Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo announced today. Spaziani had three years remaining on his original contract.

"Frank Spaziani has done a terrific job in his first two seasons as our head football coach," DeFilippo said. "There is no doubt in my mind that he has our program headed in the right direction. He is a man of uncompromised integrity and principle, and he has provided great stability to our program. He has overcome some obstacles along the way and is building the foundation for great things to come. This contract extension is an indication of the University's confidence in him."

"I am very appreciative of this contract extension," Spaziani said. "As I have said in the past, I am honored to be the head football coach at Boston College; there's no other place I would rather be. I look forward to leading this program into the future."

The 2010 Eagles finished the regular season 7-5 and will face No. 13 Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on January 9. The Eagles began the season 2-5 and were plagued by injuries to key defensive starters Alex Albright, Wes Davis and DeLeon Gause. Midway through the season, 25 of the 44 players on the team's two-deep were freshmen or sophomores. But led by the nation's leading tackler, Luke Kuechly, and the ACC's leading rusher, Montel Harris, the Eagles became the first team in ACC history to win five consecutive games after losing five in a row. In so doing, they became eligible for their 12th consecutive bowl game. The squad led the nation in rushing defense and, with so many young players, made a statement that the program has a bright future ahead.

Spaziani's BC coaching record now stands at 16-10. The 2009 team finished with a record of 8-5. Spaziani was credited with BC's 25-24 win over Navy in the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl as he served as Interim Head Coach following the departure of Tom O'Brien.

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