Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore has agreed to a contract extension through 2016. Priore recently completed his fifth season at Stony Brook, leading the team to a second-straight share of the Big South Conference Championship.
“Coach Priore continues to represent Stony Brook University and our athletic program with class and dignity, and under his outstanding leadership, Seawolves football is positioned to be one of the elite Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs in the country,” Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have someone with his passion, vision and energy leading our program. We have enjoyed a great deal of success in a short period of time and look forward to an even brighter future.”
Priore, the Big South Conference Coach of the Year in 2009, has coached 22 All-Big South selections, the 2009 conference Defensive Player of the Year, Tyler Santucci, and a pair of first-team running backs the last two years – Conte Cuttino and Edwin Gowins in 2009 and Brock Jackolski and Miguel Maysonet in 2010. Jackolski and Maysonet were the only pair of teammates in Division I to each rush for more than 1,000 yards.
“I appreciate the trust and confidence that President Stanley and Jim Fiore have shown in me as the leader of the program,” Priore said. “I am excited about the future of our program and humbled by the opportunity to lead such a special group of coaches and student-athletes at one of the premier academic institutions in the country.”