|After a 2-10 finish Boston College announced that Frank Spaziani is no longer the Eagles' football coach. (US Presswire)|
Boston College fired Frank Spaziani on Sunday, after his fourth season as head coach. He finished with a record of 2-10 -- the program's worst finish since 1978. Recently hired athletic director Brad Bates made the move official in a news release Sunday evening.
"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 indicated that the process for finding a replacement will begin immediately, and the school will be looking for someone "who values the development of our student-athletes and whose goal is to return our program to national prominence."
Spaziani departs Chestnut Hill with a 21-29 overall record as head coach, but each of the four seasons was a step down in terms of record. Last season's 4-8 showing resulted in missing the postseason for the first time in 12 years, and after finishing with just two wins -- Maryland and Maine (FCS) -- many figured this decision was coming.
Before being named head coach in 2009, Spaziani spent twelve years as an assistant on the Eagles' staff. He was promoted after Jeff Jagodzinski was fired for interviewing for an NFL job with the New York Jets.
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