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Boston College Extends Contract Of Football Coach Frank Spaziani

Boston College has extended the contract of football head coach Frank Spaziani through the 2015 season.

Spaziani is 16-10 in two seasons as the Eagles' coach and had three years left on his current contract before the extension. After losing five consecutive games in the middle of the season, Spaziani guided the Eagles to five straight wins to end the 2010 regular season with a 7-5 record.

"Frank Spaziani has done a terrific job in his first two seasons as our head football coach," Boston College athletic director Gene 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."

In 2009, Spaziani led the Eagles to an impressive 8-5 record after they were picked to finish dead last in the ACC. According to the press release, Spaziani was credited with Boston College's 25-24 win over Navy in the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl, as he served as the interim head coach after Tom O'Brein left to become the coach of N.C. State.

"I am very appreciative of this contract extension," said Spaziani. "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 Eagles are bowl bound for the 12th consecutive season, set to play Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Jan. 9. Spaziani, who served as the Eagles' running backs coach from 1997-1998 and was the team's defensive coordinator from 1999-2008, coached the nation's best run defense this season. Boston College allowed only 962 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games this season.