Priore close to contract extension with Stony Brook

Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore is seen Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore is seen after his team won, 20-10, against Villanova in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs at LaValle Stadium. (Nov. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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Stony Brook football coach Chuck Priore said he is in negotiations to extend his contract. His current deal expires in 2016.

Priore said Thursday that he anticipates the extension to be in place "probably in the next week or so" and expects it will add at least two additional years. A university source confirmed the contract talks.

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Priore, 52, has a seven-year record of 47-34. He has led the Seawolves to consecutive second-round playoff appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision as members of the Big South Conference. The team will compete in the Colonial Athletic Association next fall.

"My goal right now is to try to get this program CAA ready," Priore said. "Try to not take a step back, continue to talk a step forward. That needs a commitment by myself, my coaches and my players. This the best job available for me and it's the one I want."

Stony Brook opens the 2013 season on Aug. 31 at Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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