Boston College has extended the contract of head football coach Spaz for four more years (through the 2019 season), the director of athletics announced today. Spaz had three years remaining on his first contract extension.
"Spaz has done a terrific job in his first four seasons as our head football coach," the A.D. 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 my confidence in him."
"I am very appreciative of receiving yet another contract extension," Spaz said. "As I said the last time my contract was unnecessarily extended, 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 2012 Eagles finished the regular season 4-8, but did win three of its final five games. One of those wins even came against an ACC opponent that finished with a winning record (N.C. State). Throw in the Duke loss, which BC basically won, and the Northwestern game, where a false start penalty and 10 second clock runoff negated the game-winning TD and 2-point conversion, and the Eagles really finished 2011 with a 6-6 record.
Spaz's official BC record now stands at 20-19 (22-17 as per the above). The 2010 team finished with a record of 7-6, while the 2009 team finished 8-5. Coach was credited with BC's 25-24 win over Navy in the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl as he served as interim coach following the departure of former coach Tom O'Brien.
The second and third best football coaches of the last 15 years, O'Brien and Jeff Jagodzinski, could not be reached for congratulatory remarks.