Boston College adds Pasqualoni, Gunnel to coaching staff
The reshaping of the Boston College coaching staff continued on Friday as head coach Steve Addazio added Paul Pasqualoni and Rich Gunnel to his team.
Pasqualoni, who has 43 years of coaching experience under his belt, was previously the Houston Texans’ defensive line coach and also had stints as the head coach at Syracuse and UConn.
Pasqualoni, who ranks second on the Orange’s all-time wins list with 107 victories, will serve as the defensive line coach for BC.
"It is a great thrill for me to announce the addition of Paul Pasqualoni as the defensive line coach at Boston College," Addazio said in a statement. "Coach Pasqualoni brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both the collegiate and professional level to our program. He is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Big East Conference, a highly successful coordinator in the NFL and has coached some of the most prolific players in league history at every position.
"His experience, passion for the game, high integrity and knowledge of Boston College and of New England football will be a tremendous asset to our program and to this university."
Gunnel is a former BC standout wide receiver and was brought on to coach the Eagles’ pass catchers. Gunnell worked as a grad assistant on the BC sideline from 2012-13 before taking a head coaching job with at Marian High School in Framingham, Mass.
"We are really excited to welcome Rich Gunnell and his wife Jenn back to the BC Football family. I have had the chance to work with Rich hand-in-hand since the day I took the job and I’ve seen what an outstanding young man is he and an outstanding bright football mind he has,” Addazio said in a statement. “I knew right away that one day, he would be a great asset to our football staff as a full-time coach and I am extremely excited to welcome him as the wide receivers coach.
“He brings tremendous passion for the game and for Boston College and everything it stands for, as well as great experience playing the position. He will be a great role model and mentor for our players."