BC extends coach Frank Spaziani

Turning around Boston College's season helped earn Eagles coach Frank Spaziani a two-year extension, athletic director Gene DeFilippo announced on Monday.

The Eagles started 2-5 this season and were riding a five-game losing streak. But BC turned it around, winning five straight to earn a berth in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Nevada in San Francisco on Jan. 9.

Spaziani is now signed through the 2015 season. He was an assistant for the Eagles for 12 years before his hiring in Chestnut Hill in 2009. He said he is "very appreciative" of the extension.

"Frank Spaziani has done a terrific job in his first two seasons as our head football coach," DeFilippo said in a statement. "There is no doubt in my mind that he has our program headed in the right direction. He is a man of uncompromised integrity and principle, and he has provided great stability to our program. He has overcome some obstacles along the way and is building the foundation for great things to come. This contract extension is an indication of the university's confidence in him."

After going 8-5 last season, Spaziani's record at Boston College is 16-10.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.