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Steve Addazio officially hired as Boston College football head coach

Steve Addazio has been officially hired as the next head coach of the Boston College football team, the school confirmed Tuesday. Addazio has a career 31-11 record as a head coach.

Rob Carr

Steve Addazio has officially been named the next head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team, the school confirmed on Tuesday night. Addazio served as the head coach of the Temple Owls for the past two seasons and was on the staff of the Florida Gators during their two BCS national championship title runs.

"Steve Addazio brings three critical traits to Boston College football," said Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates in a statement. "First, he genuinely cares about his students and will facilitate their formation and development in meaningful ways that creates a family culture extending into the entire BC community. Second, he has a passion that is contagious and an energy that will motivate those fortunate to meet him. Finally, he is a proven winner with an extensive history of success as an assistant and head coach that includes two national championships. We are very excited to have Steve Addazio leading Boston College football and look forward to an extraordinary future."

Addazio has a career 13-11 record as a head coach at Temple and is 1-0 in bowl games. Before joining Temple, Addazio spent six years as an assistant at Florida, serving as an assistant head coach and later the offensive coordinator. Addazio has also spent time at Indiana (OC/OL coach; 2002-2004), Notre Dame (OL/TE/ST coach; 1999-2001), Syracuse (OL/TE; 1995-1998), Cheshire High School (1988-1994) and Western Connecticut (OL coach; 1985-1987). Addazio is 53 years old and a native of Farmington, Connecticut.

Addazio will replace Frank Spaziani, the former Eagles head coach who was fired after four disappointing seasons with a 22-29 overall record.

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