Chuck Priore

Chuck Priore (born February 17, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at Stony Brook University, a position he has held since the 2006 season. Priore served the head football coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut from 2000 to 2005. He was also the head men's lacrosse coach at the University at Albany, SUNY in 1986 and at Union College in Schenectady, New York from 1988 to 1991.

Chuck Priore
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamStony Brook
Biographical details
Born (1960-02-17) February 17, 1960
Long Island, New York
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1986Albany (RB)
1987–1991Union (NY) (OC)
1992–1999Penn (OC)
2000–2005Trinity (CT)
2006–presentStony Brook
1988–1991Union (NY)
Head coaching record
Overall127–77 (football)
38–29 (lacrosse)
Accomplishments and honors
4 NESCAC (2002–2005)
3 Big South (2009–2011)
3x NESCAC Coach of Year (2003–2005)
2x Big South Coach of Year (2009, 2011)

Playing career

Priore played football at the University at Albany, SUNY before graduating in 1982.

Coaching career


Priore was head coach for six seasons at Trinity College where he led the Bantams to a 39–9 record including four consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles.

Stony Brook

Priore was named the second head football coach at Stony Brook University on December 10, 2005.[1] In his first season, he led the Seawolves to a 5–6 record in their final season in the Northeast Conference. After plans were announced to move to the Big South Conference starting in 2008, Priore coached his team to a 6–5 record as an independent in 2007. Since 2009 he has led the Seawolves to three consecutive Big South Championships, and in 2011 led the Seawolves to their first NCAA Division I Football Championship bid, advancing to the second round for the first time ever.

In January 2008, Priore's contract was extended through the 2012 season.[2]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs TSN/STATS# FCS Coaches°
Trinity Bantams (New England Small College Athletic Conference) (2000–2005)
2000 Trinity 4–44–46th
2001 Trinity 4–44–4T–4th
2002 Trinity 7–17–1T–1st
2003 Trinity 8–08–01st
2004 Trinity 8–08–01st
2005 Trinity 8–08–01st
Trinity: 39–939–9
Stony Brook Seawolves (Northeast Conference) (2006)
2006 Stony Brook 5–65–22nd
Stony Brook Seawolves (NCAA Division I FCS independent) (2007)
2007 Stony Brook 6–5
Stony Brook Seawolves (Big South Conference) (2008–2012)
2008 Stony Brook 5–63–22nd
2009 Stony Brook 6–55–1T–1st
2010 Stony Brook 6–55–1T–1st
2011 Stony Brook 9–46–01stL FCS Playoffs Second Round1816
2012 Stony Brook 10–35–1T–1stL FCS Playoffs Second Round1013
Stony Brook Seawolves (Colonial Athletic Association) (2013–present)
2013 Stony Brook 5–63–5T–8th
2014 Stony Brook 5–74–4T–5th
2015 Stony Brook 5–53–5T–7th
2016 Stony Brook 5–64–4T–6th
2017 Stony Brook 10–37–12ndL FCS Playoffs Second Round1011
2018 Stony Brook 7–55–3T–3rdL FCS Playoffs First Round1618
2019 Stony Brook 5–32–2
Stony Brook: 89–6957–31
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. "Northeast Conference News Release". Retrieved January 29, 2008.
  2. "Newsday on Contract Extension". Retrieved January 29, 2008.
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