Boston College Football
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Steve Addazio was named Boston Colleges 35th head football coach in December of 2012 and wasted no time making his mark on the program. Addazio took over an Eagles program that had suffered back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 14 years and engineered a remarkable turnaround. In what were supposed to be rebuilding years, Addazio led the Eagles to back-to-back bowl games in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, the Eagles stumbled when hit with injuries only to come back to another 7 win season in 2016. The Eagles also won their first bowl game since 2007 during their 2016 campaign.
Assistant Head Coach – Tight Ends
This is Leonards 33rd year coaching, 30th at the collegiate level. This will be his fifth season at BC and second as the assistant head coach. He is also the tight ends coach for the Eagles.He mentored a group of tight ends essential to an Eagle offensive unit that averaged 212.5 rushing yards per game, a mark good for second in the ACC and 20th in the nation; the average was a 121.5-yard spike from the previous seasons average, marking the largest one-year improvement in ACC history.
Entering his 19th season coaching at the collegiate level and his second at Boston College.Tutored seven quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL: Tom Brady, Tim Tebow, Brian Griese, Chad Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre and Logan Thomas
Entering his 44th year coaching, his 42nd at the collegiate level and his first as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Boston College; spent the 2008-09 seasons as outside linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins.
Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line
Entering his 11th year coaching and his fifth as offensive line coach at Boston College. Led the Eagle offensive line in its return to prominence in his first season at the Heights in 2013.Structured and guided an offensive line that yielded a Heisman Memorial Trophy finalist and the Atlantic Coast Conferences first Doak Walker Award recipient in running back Andre Williams, who became the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season.
Assistant Coach – Defensive Backs
Entering his sixth season coaching at the collegiate level and his second at Boston College; coached high school football in New Jersey for six years. In 2013 and 2014, oversaw the tight ends and in 2013, tutored Tyler Kroft to SI.com Honorable Mention All-America and First-Team All-American Athletic Conference accolades as Kroft led the team in receiving yards (573) and receptions (43); Kroft was selected in the third round (85th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers
Entering his sixth year coaching and his first as the wide receivers coach at Boston College; returns to The Heights as he was a graduate assistant at BC. He was a four-year wide receiver at Boston College (2006-09) and captain and team MVP in 2009.
Assistant Coach – Defensive Line
Entering his 44th year coaching, his 24th at the collegiate level and his first as the defensive line coach at Boston College; spent eight seasons coaching in the NFL. Held head coaching jobs at the Connecticut (2011-13), Syracuse (1991-2004) and Western Connecticut State (1982-86), compiling a 151-94-1 record, posting 15 winning seasons, winning five conference titles and leading teams to a 6-3 record bowl games.
Assistant Coach – Running Backs
In his 31st year coaching and his third at Boston College. After coaching the wide receivers for the Eagles in 2015, Coach White is now the running backs coach. The 2004 winner of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division I Assistant Coach of the Year, while the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Coached in 18 bowl games and served on coaching staffs that have won a national title and two league championships.
Special Teams Coordinator/Sam Backers
Ricky Brown enters his first season coaching for the Boston College football program. Brown was an outstanding linebacker for the Eagles from 2002-05 and won the 2005 Scanlan Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a BC football player as it recognizes accomplishments on the field, in the classroom and in the community.