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More Coaching Changes For BC: Anthony Campanile Named Defensive Backs Coach

Campanile was a member of the Rutgers coaching staff for the past four years.

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The swath of changes continued to the Boston College coaching staff as Steve Addazio announced on Wednesday that Anthony Campanile, the wide receivers coach for Rutgers, will join the Boston College Eagles as a defensive backs coach.

It's a return to roots of sorts for the former Scarlet Knight, who competed against Boston College as part of the Big East Conference. Between 2001 and 2004, the 33-year old played linebacker and safety under head coach Greg Schiano.

From there, he rooted down in the local New Jersey high school coaching scene, coaching linebackers at Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, NJ after serving as a student assistant in '05 for Rutgers. After a year of that in 2006, he moved onto the prestigious Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ in 2007. He served as the defensive coordinator until 2009 when he switched to the offensive coordinator for two seasons. During that time, he coached under Ironmen head coach Greg Toal, whose two sons - Brian and Greg - both played for the Eagles.

During his time at Don Bosco, the Ironmen won NJSIAA state championships in 2010 and 2011. In his final year, Don Bosco finished as the top ranked high school team in the nation according to USA Today.

Campanile was hired by Rutgers in 2012 as a defensive assistant coach, spending two seasons before switching to the wide receivers and tight ends position. A rising star, he now returns to the defensive side of the ball for the Eagles.

Among the players he's coached through the years include Leonte Carroo, the Scarlet Knight's MVP this past season and participant in the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl. Carroo averaged 207 yards per game in leading the Big Ten with 10 touchdown receptions. In 2013, when working with the tight ends, Campanile mentored Tyler Kroft, an Honorable Mention All-America selected and First Team All-AAC choice with 43 receptions and 573 yards.

The move is the latest in a slew of offseason changes for the Boston College Eagles. The defensive backs coaching position opened up for BC after Kevin Lempa, the three-year DBs coach for the team, left for Hawaii to become a defensive coordinator. He will be one of mutiple new coaches prowling the sidelines under head coach Steve Addazio in 2016.

Please join us in welcoming Anthony Campanile to The Heights!