Priore's contract extended through 2018
Jan. 9, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook Interim Director of Athletics Donna Woodruff has announced that head football coach Chuck Priore has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the program through 2018. The extension adds a year to Priore's existing contract as he agreed to an extension through the 2017 season in January 2013.
"I appreciate the commitment the Department of Athletics and the entire University have shown in building a championship-level football program here at Stony Brook," Priore said. "My staff and I will continue to recruit quality student-athletes and look forward to continuing to build the brand of Seawolves football."
Despite season-ending injuries to numerous starters during Stony Brook's first season in the Colonial Athletic Association, Priore guided the Seawolves to a five-win season, including victories over No. 25 James Madison and in-state rival Albany.
"Coach Priore has built Stony Brook football into a formidable and well-respected program," Woodruff said. "Under his leadership, and behind an unwavering commitment to excellence, his teams are always well-prepared for competition. I am thrilled that Coach Priore has agreed to this extension and will continue to lead our football program well into the future."
Excluding 2007, when Stony Brook competed as an independent, Priore, who is 52-40 in eight years at SBU and 91-46 overall, has led the Seawolves to at least a share of a conference title in five of seven seasons.
Stony Brook, which has won at least five games in each of Priore's eight seasons, also has produced success in the classroom. In its final two seasons in the Big South Conference, Stony Brook garnered an award from the FCS Athletics Directors Association for having the conference's highest Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Two recent graduates - Miguel Maysonet and Michael Bamiro - were part of an NFL roster for the majority of the 2013 season.