Boston College football announced that Ryan Day will be the team's offensive coordinator and Don Brown will serve as the defensive coordinator under newly hired head coach Steve Addazio.
Day, who was already announced as the Eagles' new offensive coordinator during Addazio's introductory press conference, comes from Temple where he served as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach in 2011-12. Day, who will also serve as Boston College's quarterbacks coach, previously spent seven years on the Boston College sidelines serving as a graduate assistant (2003-2004) and wide receivers coach (2007-2011).
"Ryan is one of the bright, young minds in college football," Addazio said in a statement. "He's going to coach the quarterbacks and be the offensive coordinator. He's so excited to be back and part of the Boston College family. This is home for him. He knows Boston College and he is thrilled to back."
Brown is a former UMass football head coach from 2004 through 2008 and has 12 years of head coaching experience. Brown also served as head coach at Northeastern (2000-2003) and Plymouth State (1993-1995). Brown has an overall head coaching record of 95-45. Most recently, Brown -- a Spencer, MA native -- served as the defensive coordinator for the Connecticut Huskies for the past two seasons.
"We're very excited to have Don Brown joining our Boston College family," Addazio said. "Don is a New England guy who has tremendous ties and relationships in the Northeast to go along with a great coaching resume. He's been a head coach at Northeastern. He's been a head coach at Plymouth State. He's been a head coach at the University of Massachusetts. He's had coordinator experience at Maryland in the ACC and comes to us having most recently served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Connecticut. He has tremendous character and is a great family man who is a perfect fit here at Boston College."
After leaving UMass at the end of 2008, Brown worked as a defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach for the Maryland Terrapins. He has also coached at Dartmouth (assistant; defensive coordinator), Mansfield (assistant), Yale (defensive coordinator) and Brown (defensive coordinator).
"Coach Addazio has presented me with a great challenge - one that I am very excited about," Brown said in the school's press release. "I'm excited to be back in the ACC. The positive thing for me is that I'm a New England guy. I'm from Massachusetts. Coaching at Boston College has always been a wish of mine. I'm a firm believer that you play the game on the balls of your feet, not on your heels. From day one, we're going to be aggressive. We're going to attack the line of scrimmage. We're going to get after the quarterback. We're going to play with our hair on fire on defense. I'm a big believer in playing for tackles for loss and being disruptive and making life difficult for the quarterback. We're going to attack. That's the style of defense that I've employed. We're going to fly around and attack the pass."
Addazio, Day and Brown will debut against Stony Brook, BC's opening day opponent for the 2013-14 season, as reported by Mark Blaudschun.
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