Steve Addazio

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Steve Addazio
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Boston College
Biographical details
Born (1959-06-01) June 1, 1959 (age 55)
Farmington, Connecticut
Playing career
1978–1981 Central Connecticut
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1987
1988–1994
1995–1998
1999–2001
2002–2004
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009–2010
2011–2012
2013-present
Western Connecticut (OL)
Cheshire High School
Syracuse (OL/TE)
Notre Dame (OL/TE/ST)
Indiana (OC/OL)
Florida (OL/TE)
Florida (OL/AHC)
Florida (OC)
Temple
Boston College
Head coaching record
Overall 22–18
Bowls 1–1

Steve Addazio (born June 1, 1959) is an American college football coach and former player, and is head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team. Addazio previously spent two years as the head coach of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to his stint at Temple, Addazio spent six seasons as an assistant coach, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator of the Florida Gators football team and was a part of two BCS National Championship Game-winning coaching staffs under head coach Urban Meyer.

College career[edit]

Addazio was a four-year starter at Central Connecticut from 1978 to 1981 and earned tryouts with the NFL's New England Patriots, USFL's Jacksonville Bulls and CFL's Ottawa Roughriders. He earned his bachelor's (1981) and master's (1985) degrees from Central Connecticut.

High school coaching career[edit]

Addazio was the head coach of Cheshire High School in Connecticut from 1988 to 1994 Over twenty of his high school players earned places on the roster of college football programs. He led Cheshire to thirty-four consecutive victories, the second longest streak in the nation. Cheshire also won four consecutive state titles and was ranked in the top twenty-five high school football teams in the country under Addazio.[1]

Assistant college coach[edit]

Starting in 1995, Addazio moved up to the college football ranks and had stints as a position coach with Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Indiana. During 2004, he was offensive coordinator at Indiana during Gerry DiNardo's last season.[1] In 2005, Addazio joined Urban Meyer's staff at Florida. Addazio and Meyer had previously coached together at Notre Dame during the 1999 and 2000 seasons under head coach Bob Davie.

With the announcement of Urban Meyer's resignation as the Gators' head coach on December 7, 2010, Addazio's future with the Gators came into question. On December 11, 2010, it was announced that Will Muschamp had accepted the head coach position for the Florida Gators.

Temple Owls head coach[edit]

On December 23, 2010, it was announced that Steve Addazio accepted the head coaching job at Temple. Following Al Golden's resignation as the Owls' head coach to become the new head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program,[2] Steve Addazio began his duties as the head coach of the Temple Owls football program.

Boston College Eagles head coach[edit]

On December 4, 2012, Boston College hired Steve Addazio as its next football coach,[3] following the firing of Frank Spaziani who coached the Eagles for four years to a 21-29 record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Temple Owls (Mid-American Conference) (2011)
2011 Temple 9–4 5–3 2nd (East) W New Mexico
Temple Owls (Big East Conference) (2012)
2012 Temple 4–7 2–5 T–6th
Temple: 13–11 7–8
Boston College (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Boston College 7–6 4–4 T–3rd (Atlantic) L AdvoCare V100
2014 Boston College 2–1 0–1 (Atlantic)
Boston College: 9–7 4–5
Total: 22–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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