UW has new football coach

UW has new football coach

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Craig Bohl was introduced by University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman as the new head football coach of the Wyoming Cowboys on Sunday.

Bohl has been the head coach at North Dakota State since 2003, and has built a national power at NDSU. His teams have won back-to-back National Championships at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level the past two seasons.

His team entered the 2013 FCS Playoffs as the No. 1 seed and is currently 12-0 entering the third round of the playoffs.

"Rarely do you get an opportunity to hire a head coach who has won multiple National Championships and has a reputation as a program builder," said Burman.

"I am absolutely confident we hired one of the best football coaches in the country. All you have to do is look at his record, including several wins over FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) programs."

Not only has Bohl won two national titles at the FCS level, but he was the linebackers coach at his alma mater, Nebraska, when the Huskers won the 1995 and 1997 National Championships.

Bohl, who is the 32nd head football coach in UW history, agreed to terms with Wyoming this weekend. His contract as new head coach of the Pokes will pay him a guaranteed $750,000 his first year.

The contract will escalate each successive year with incentives. The term of the contract is five years.

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