HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Chuck Priore, who has coached Trinity football to three straight unbeaten seasons, is leaving the Bantams to become the new head coach at Stony Brook, Trinity announced Saturday.

“While we are hugely disappointed to lose a person of his caliber, we wish him nothing but total success in his new assignment at Stony Brook,” Trinity president James F. Jones, Jr. said. “He represents the highest ideals of the College and I have the deepest admiration for his outstanding achievements.”

Trinity defensive coordinator Jeff Devanney will take over as the Bantams’ head coach.

The Bantams finished the season with a 30-0 win streak and their fourth consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference title.

Priore was a three-time NESCAC coach of the year.

Before coming to Trinity, Priore served as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1999, which amassed three Ivy League titles.

and a 24-game winning streak. He has also coached at Union College and SUNY-Albany.

“I owe many, many thanks to the Trinity community and to the alumni for their support, as well as my deepest appreciation to all the coaches and players that I have had the opportunity to work with, for without their passion, success would not be possible,” Priore said.

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