Another Boston College alumnus is on this staff, having played for the Eagles years before new BC assistant Al Washington. This one has an important role as well, as he is the head recruiter for the program. Mike Siravo returns for his sixth-straight season as the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
Siravo, who joined in 1995 as a sophomore walk-on that later gained a scholarship, played linebacker for BC football for three seasons: 1995, 1996, and 1997. That’s the last two years of Dan Henning and the first year of Tom O’Brien, which means they were some pretty lousy teams, so he never got to appear in a bowl. This changed after graduation when Siravo became a grad assistant. Siravo’s first coaching stint at Boston College would last three years, where he went from the recruiting GA to the defensive GA. Those BC teams got better and began a streak of eight bowl wins in a row.
He was evidently out of football in 2001 and 2002 after his tenure as a grad assistant came to an end, but he resurfaced at Columbia University for the 2003 season. Siravo took over as the linebacking coach and recruiting coordinator for the Lions, and performed these duties for three seasons.
In 2006, Siravo moved up the ladder again and took the same position at Temple University, serving for one year under new coach Al Golden. Finally, in 2007, Siravo was asked to return to Boston College to be part of Jeff Jagodzinski’s new staff, but as defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator. He survived the 2009 coaching change and, with his six consecutive seasons, one of the longest-lasting coaches on the staff.
Some years I like what I see out of the defensive backs, and some years I don’t. Some years I like what I see out of the recruiting, and some years I don’t. The 2013 class so far seems to have some good kids on it, as does the incoming class for this season, but what ultimately matters is how these kids do on the field when they get here. Siravo has gotten mixed reviews so far in his second BC stint, and I expect it to remain that way.