Under Addazio’s watch, the Eagles dropped their last three games to post a 7-5 mark this season heading into their First Responder Bowl contest against Boise State on Dec. 26. Addazio has posted a 38-38 overall record (18-30 in ACC games) in six seasons with Boston College and a 51-49 mark in eight years as an FBS coach.
Addazio, 59, had only two years left of his contract before receiving the extension.
“After every season we evaluate all aspects of our programs to make sure they are aligned with the core mission and principles of the Boston College athletics department,” Eagles athletic director Martin Jarmond wrote in a letter to school supporters.
“While all of us wish our regular season in football had ended with more victories, we took important steps in the right direction this year: returning to the national rankings for the first time since 2008, capturing the nation’s attention with ESPN’s College GameDay on-campus, being in the running for the conference championship in November and playing in another post-season bowl.
“… To continue building on our football program’s progress and promise, we are extending Coach Steve Addazio’s contract for two additional years through the 2022 season. Steve and I are committed to taking the next steps to enhance competitive excellence in Boston College football.”
Addazio took over a program that posted a 2-10 mark in 2012.