University Of Wyoming Hires Bryan Bossard As Defensive Secondary Coach

March 21, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headfootball coach Vic Koenning announced on Tuesday the hiring of Bryan Bossardas defensive secondary coach. Bossard's hiring is subject to UW Board ofTrustees' approval.

Bossard comes to Wyoming from Army where he coached the receiversand kick off returnees during the 1999 season. Prior to coaching at WestPoint, Bossard was an assistant coach at the University of Delaware, hisalma mater, from 1994-98.

He began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant atDelaware for the 1990 season. He became a full-time assistant the followingyear (1991) at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., where he coached thesecondary. Bossard's next stop was as the secondary coach at West ChesterUniversity in West Chester, Pa., for the 1992 season. He moved on toBucknell as the defensive backs coach in '93, before returning to his almamater as the receivers coach for five seasons (1994-98).

During the summers of 1996 and '97, Bossard was awarded coachinginternships with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. Heassisted with the Bears' linebackers in '96 and with the running backs in'97.

From 1985-88, Bossard played strong safety and cornerback for theUniversity of Delaware. He captained the 1988 Delaware squad that capturedthe Yankee Conference Championship. During the '88 season, he was alsonamed Delaware's Defensive MVP and was chosen Second Team All-YankeeConference.

After graduation, Bossard began his coaching career at Glascow HighSchool in Newark, Del., in 1989 where he helped lead Glascow to the DelawareDivision I State Championship.

"Bryan Bossard is a young coach, who's had a number of universitiesand NFL teams interested in him, this winter," said Wyoming head footballcoach Vic Koenning. "We feel very fortunate to add a coach of Bryan'scaliber to our program. He's coached receivers the past few seasons, buthis expertise is really as a defensive secondary coach, having coached thesecondary at the college level and having played as a defensive back atDelaware. We feel like Bryan is a great fit for our coaching staff and ourfootball team."

Bossard earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural businessmanagement from the University of Delaware in 1989.