In 1997, Spaziani left the Calgary Stampeders for a position as running backs coach for the Boston College Eagles. Coached by Spaziani, Boston College's Mike Cloud was a consensus first-team All-America selection and a finalist for the 1998 Doak Walker Award. Cloud also set a Big East and school single-season rushing record with 1,726 yards in 1998.
In 1999, he replaced Tim Rose as defensive coordinator, becoming BC's seventh defensive coordinator in the 1990s.
In 2001, the Boston College defense ranked 12th nationally in passing defense, 10th in pass efficiency defense, 19th in scoring defense and 25th in total defense. In 2002, the BC defense ranked 13th nationally in passing defense, 25th in pass efficiency defense, 23rd in scoring defense and 37th in total defense. In 2003, the BC defense ranked second in the Big East in total defense and second in rushing defense. In 2004, Boston College's rush defense ranked first in the Big East. The Eagles ranked second in the Big East and 31st in the country in total defense and first in the Big East and 12th in the country in scoring defense. Mathias Kiwanuka was the 2004 Big East Defensive Player of the Year.
He has been named interim head coach for Boston College twice. In December 2006, after the departure of Tom O'Brien, he coached Boston College to a win versus Navy on December 30, 2006 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl; however, Jeff Jagodzinski was hired as the permanent head coach. He was also named interim coach after Jagodzinski was fired on January 7, 2009 for interviewing for the open head coaching position with the New York Jets. On January 13, 2009, Spaziani was officially hired as the Eagles' permanent head coach.
Spaziani was fired on November 25th, 2012, following a season in which Boston College went 2–10, the worst record the school had posted since 1978.
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