Stony Brook, NY (Sports Network) - Stony Brook has added a year to football
coach Chuck Priore's contract to extend it through 2017.
Athletic director Jim Fiore announced the agreement on Thursday. Priore's
existing contract had been extended through the 2016 season last February.
In seven seasons at Stony Brook, Priore has a 47-34 record. The Seawolves have
earned at least a share of five of the last six Big South Conference
They will move into CAA Football next season. In December, the Seawolves
defeated another CAA program, Villanova, in the FCS playoffs.
Priore was a 2012 finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the top head
coach in the FCS.
"Coach Priore has impressively led the Stony Brook football program to FCS
prominence in a short period of time," Fiore said. "That success has been
evident in all facets - on-field results, our academic culture, player
development, recruiting and community service. Coach Priore has positioned our
program for future success as we move into the Colonial Athletic Association,
which is widely thought of as the nation's most prominent FCS conference."
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