Stony Brook extends Priore contract through 2017

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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 championships.

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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