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Boston College Football: Frank Leonard, Frank Piraino Named Assistant Coaches


Boston College continues to build its coaching staff, as Steve Addazio named two more assistant coaches today. Frank Leonard was named the new tight end coach, replacing Sean Devine, and Frank Piraino was named the new Strength and Conditioning coach, replacing Mike Poidomani.

The first Frank, Leonard, comes from Temple where he was the tight end coach in 2012 after spending the previous three seasons coaching the TE's for the St. Louis Rams and two seasons with Kansas State. Addazio was clear why he chose Leonard, and again like all his other coaches (other than Ryan Day), the link is Paul Pasqualoni

"Frank Leonard and I have known each other since college," Addazio said. "We were college teammates. We started coaching together at Western Connecticut State University under Paul Pasqualoni. We've spent so many years and hours together. We're completely aligned. He's a high-energy guy, and he's a relationship guy. He's a tremendous teacher, a tremendous fundamental teacher. He comes with great background at the college level and the NFL level. He brings a great level of experience and passion to the game."

The second Frank, Piraino, was Strength and Conditioning Coach for Temple last year, before spending the previous two seasons with Marshall. Before that time he worked with Addazio and Urban Meyer at the University of Florida where he was involved in strength and conditioning from 2005-2010.

"I've known Frank Piraino since my days at Notre Dame," Addazio said. "He was an assistant at Notre Dame and came as an assistant to the University of Florida. He went to Marshall for a brief stint then came with me to Temple. He's a tremendous strength coach. He has great respect nationally. Our philosophies are completely aligned in terms of strength and conditioning, and I couldn't be happier to have someone of Frank's caliber here at Boston College."