Boston College hires coordinators

Updated: December 19, 2012, 6:37 PM ET
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

Boston College has hired Don Brown as defensive coordinator and Ryan Day as offensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday.

Brown, 57, joins Steve Addazio's staff from UConn, where he spent the last two years as defensive coordinator. UConn had the best defense in the Big East in 2012, and Brown will bring an aggressive style that is sure to shake up the Eagles' defense. Before coaching at UConn, Brown spent two years as defensive coordinator at Maryland.

"We're very excited to have Don Brown joining our Boston College family," Addazio said in a statement. "Don is a New England guy who has tremendous ties and relationships in the Northeast to go along with a great coaching resume.

"He's been a head coach at Northeastern. He's been a head coach at Plymouth State. He's been a head coach at the University of Massachusetts. He's had coordinator experience at Maryland in the ACC and comes to us having most recently served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Connecticut. He has tremendous character and is a great family man who is a perfect fit here at Boston College."

Day spent last season as offensive coordinator at Temple, where Addazio was head coach.

He previously served as the wide receivers coach for BC between 2007-11 and as an offensive graduate assistant from 2003-04.

Day also will coach the Eagles' quarterbacks in addition to his coordinator role.

"Ryan is one of the bright, young minds in college football," Addazio said in a statement. "He's going to coach the quarterbacks and be the offensive coordinator. He's so excited to be back and part of the Boston College family. This is home for him. He knows Boston College and he is thrilled to be back."

New BC athletic director Brad Bates praised Addazio's hires on Twitter on Wednesday, writing: "Coach Addazio assembling excellent staff. Ryan Day and Don Brown will be terrific coordinators."

The news also made its way to defensive lineman Connor Wujciak.

"Don Brown as Defensive Cordinator??? Wow I am PUMPED," Wujciak wrote on Twitter.

ESPN.com's Jack McCluskey contributed to this report.

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