|| Jay Boulware
Jay Boulware begins his first season on The Farm as running backs coach under Buddy Teevens. Boulware, a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas, coached at the University of Arizona the past three seasons (2001-03). He was named to his position at Stanford on February 5, 2004.
A native of Irving, Texas, Boulware coached both tight ends and running backs the past three years under John Mackovic at Arizona. Boulware was the Wildcat's tight ends coach in 2001 before taking over the running back position in 2002 and 2003. He was also the special team's coordinator in '03. A year ago, one of his pupils, Mike Bell, was the third leading rusher in the Pacific-10 Conference.
Prior to his three-year stint in Tucson, Boulware coached at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., for four seasons (1997-2000). He was the Huskies' tight ends coach in 1997, then the team's co-offensive line coach from 1998-2000. In 2000, Boulware helped build one of the best offenses in college football as the Huskies ranked 12th in the nation in rushing and scoring and 19th nationally in total offense.
Ryan Diem, a three-year starter for Boulware, was a three-year All-Mid American Conference selection. The Indianapolis Colts chose him in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Diem was also a team co-captain and GTE Academic All-America selection.
Boulware was an all-state offensive lineman as a senior at Irving Nimitz High School in 1990 before signing a letter of intent to play for the University of Texas. After redshirting the '91 season, Boulware earned a letter as a backup at offensive tackle in 1992 and was slated to be the team's starter in '93 at guard.
However, Boulware's career came to end prior to the '93 season due to an arrhythmia. He stayed with the Longhorn football program as a student assistant during the '94 and '95 seasons and was a part of two bowl teams: 1994 Sun Bowl and 1995 Sugar Bowl.
After earning a B.A. in economics from Texas, Boulware stayed in Austin for the '96 season as a graduate assistant working with the tight ends. One of his pupils, Pat Fitzgerald, caught 35 passes and was named First-Team All-America. As a group, Boulware's tight ends caught 51 passes and helped the Longhorns win the Big XII championship and beat No. 3 Nebraska in the first-ever Big XII Conference championship game. Texas went on to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl.
|1996||Texas - Graduate Assistant|
|1997-2000||Northern Illinois - TE ('97), |
|Co-Offensive Line ('98-00)|
|2001-03||Arizona - TE ('01), RB ('02-03), |
|Special Teams ('03) |
|2004||Stanford - Running Backs|
|1996||Fiesta Bowl - Texas|
Prominent Players Coached
Pat Fitzgerald, TE, Texas
Ryan Diem, OT, Northern Illinois
Mike Bell, RB, Arizona
The Boulware File
Full Name: Jay Boulware
Date of Birth: November 26, 1972
Hometown: Irving, Texas
High School: Irving Nimitz
College: Texas, 1996 (B.A., Economics)
Playing Experience: OL, Texas, 1991-93