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Bob Bostad was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2012 to 2015, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the Tennessee Titans. Over his four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 16-48-0.
Bostad was born on Wednesday, September 7, 1966 in Pardeeville, Wisconsin.
Bob Bostad Bob Bostad is currently the offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, a position he accepted for the 2014 season.
Table of Contents
- 1 Playing Career: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- 2 Coaching Career
Playing Career: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Bostad played college football at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1986-1989 where he was a four-year starter linebacker and was named to the All-Conference team every year he played.
At the conclusion of his playing career, he joined the staff of his former head coach, John Miech, at Stevens Point as the team's offensive line coach. He stayed with the team for two seasons (1990-1991).
University of Minnesota
After he coached at Stevens Point, he was hired as an offensive line graduate assistant for the University of Minnesota. From 1992-1994, he coached for the Golden Gophers under head coach Jim Wacker.
Cal State Northridge
He was hired by Cal State-Northridge in 1995 as the team's offensive line coach under head coach Dave Baldwin. 1996 was a successful season for the team as they entered the Big Sky Conference and posted their first winning season (7-4) since 1990.
San Jose State University
After two seasons, Baldwin left Cal State and was hired by San Jose State as their new head coach where Bostad followed as his offensive line coach. After the 1997 season, Bostad was promoted to co-offensive coordinator. During his time with San Jose, tackle David Loverne was named to the All-Conference team and later drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft.
University New Mexico
In 1999, Bostad was hired by the University of New Mexico under head coach Rocky Long as the team's offensive line coach. Under Bostad's coaching, the Lobos had had their first guard in school history (Jason Carson) awarded All-Conference honors. By the end of his tenure in 2005, a total of 14 players were awarded All-Conference, with seven of them being named to the first team. In his final year, his offensive line blocked for Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, running back DonTrell Moore.
University of Wisconsin
In 2006, Bostad was hired by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to coach the tight ends and work as the run game coordinator in head coach Bret Bielema's first season with the Badgers. In Bostad’s second season, tight end Travis Beckum set school records for receptions and yards for a tight end and was named to the All-American team. After that season, Bostad moved from tight end coach to his normal role of offensive line coach, all while continuing as run game coordinator. As the offensive line coach, he continued to coach All-Americans, totaling four first-team All-Americans from 2008-2011. In his final season with the Badgers, he developed game plans that led to running back Monte Ball setting the NCAA record with 39 touchdowns en route to being named a Heisman finalist.
NFL Coaching Career
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In 2012, Bostad entered the NFL as the offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under the new head coach Greg Schiano. Bostad spent two seasons with the Buccaneers, but the team struggled during his tenure. Despite winning only 11 games during his two seasons, his offensive line was a bright spot for the team. In his first season, his offensive line conceded only 26 sacks, third best in the league. In addition to the pass protection, rookie running back Doug Martin finished with the fifth most rushing yards in the league. The team regressed in Bostad's final season with the team, and the rushing offense and offensive line ranked toward the bottom in the NFL.
In 2014, Bostad joined the coaching staff of the Tennessee Titans and new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Unfortunately, his two seasons with the Titans were worse than his time with the Bucs and the team won only five games. They struggled with consistent quarterback play and in 2015 Whisenhunt was fired after a 1-6 season.
|2015 Tennessee Titans||Offensive Line Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
|2014 Tennessee Titans||Offensive Line Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Offensive Line Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Offensive Line Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2011 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach||11-3-0|
|2010 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach||11-2-0|
|2009 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach||10-3-0|
|2008 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach||7-6-0|
|2007 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach||9-4-0|
|2006 Wisconsin Badgers||Run Game Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach||12-1-0|
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