BC breaks up with Spaziani

Published On November 26, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

After a lengthy 16-season relationship, BC athletics has broken up with Frank Spaziani. Athletic Director Brad Bates relieved Spaziani of his duties Sunday, according to the Boston Herald.

The team found out during an afternoon meeting, followed by a second meeting with just next season’s seniors. The Eagles ended the season, their worst since 1978, Saturday with a 27-10 loss to North Carolina State. They finished with a 2-10 record, 1-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

“(The decision) was made at the conclusion of the season yesterday,” Bates said. “It has been an assessment that has been ongoing since my arrival here.

“It’s really the evaluation of a body of work and not a game-to-game emotional decision. Ultimately we are all measured by our performance and when you work in athletics winning is a very big factor in that performance.”

In his four years as head coach, Spaziani had a 21-31 record, but going 6-18 in the past two seasons broke the Eagles’ streak of 11 consecutive Bowl appearances.

“Obviously this is a sad day for my family and me,” Spaziani said. “Boston College has been my home for more than 16 years and I have been fortunate to work with some amazing student athletes.

“I will always treasure my relationship with the BC staff. BC is a tremendous place and I’m extremely thankful for my time there. I wish the current Eagles nothing but the best.”

Let the coaching search begin.


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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.