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Spaziani Leaves, BC Seeks New Coach


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Nov. 29, 2012

Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced Sunday that Frank Spaziani will not return as football coach of the Eagles. 

In four years as head coach, Spaziani compiled a 21-29 record, including 2-10 this season. Prior to being named head coach in 2009, Spaziani served for 10 years as defensive coordinator and two as running back coach. As defensive coordinator, he was credited with producing one of the toughest defenses in college football and played a key role in Boston College’s unprecedented run of 12 consecutive winning seasons and bowl games.

“It is with gratitude that we recognize the many contributions Coach Spaziani has made to Boston College during his 16 years in Chestnut Hill,” Bates said. “He displayed unwavering dedication and loyalty to our institution and our football student-athletes, while consistently representing Boston College with class and dignity. He and his staff have devoted countless hours to our student-athletes and the BC community. We thank them and wish them well.”

Bates said Boston College would begin a search for a successor immediately, seeking “a leader whose vision of our football program mirrors the mission of our University, who values the development of our student-athletes and whose goal is to return our program to national prominence.” 

— via Boston College Athletics