Craig Bohl

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Craig Bohl
Bohl in 2013
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Wyoming
Conference MWC
Record 0–0
Biographical details
Born (1958-07-27) July 27, 1958 (age 55)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Playing career
1977–1980 Nebraska
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
North Dakota State (DB)
Tulsa (LB)
Wisconsin (LB)
Rice (DC)
Duke (LB/DC)
Nebraska (LB)
Nebraska (DC)
North Dakota State
Head coaching record
Overall 104–32
Tournaments 13–1 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
3 NCAA Division I National (2011–2013)
1 Great West (2006)
3 MVFC (2011–2013)
3x MVFC Coach of the Year (2011–2013)
2x Eddie Robinson Award (2012–2013)
2x AFCA Coach of the Year (2012–2013)

Craig Philip Bohl (born July 27, 1958) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Wyoming. Bohl served as the head football coach at North Dakota State University from 2003 to 2013. He led the North Dakota State Bison to three consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championships in his final three years with the team (2011–2013).

Playing career[edit]

As a player, Bohl was a reserve defensive back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1977 to 1980. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1982.

Coaching career[edit]

Bohl was hired as the 32nd North Dakota State Bison football head coach in 2003. In 2011, Bohl led the Bison to their first ever FCS Championship title by beating Sam Houston State, 17–6. On January 1, 2013, North Dakota State gave Bohl an eight-year contract extension through the 2020 season, and four days later, he rewarded them by leading the Bison to their second consecutive FCS Championship by again beating Sam Houston State, 39–13.[1] Bohl has won more games than any other North Dakota State head football coach; he surpassed Rocky Hager on September 21, 2013 with his 92nd win.

Bohl was hired to be the Wyoming Cowboys head coach in December 2013, arriving at Wyoming after coaching North Dakota State to the 2013 FCS title.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Dakota State Bison (North Central Conference) (2003)
2003 North Dakota State 8–3 5–2 T–2nd
North Dakota State Bison (Great West Conference) (2003–2007)
2004 North Dakota State 8–3 2–3 3rd Ineligible
2005 North Dakota State 7–4 3–2 3rd Ineligible
2006 North Dakota State 10–1 4–0 1st Ineligible
2007 North Dakota State 10–1 3–1 2nd Ineligible
North Dakota State Bison (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2008–2013)
2008 North Dakota State 6–5 4–4 T–4th
2009 North Dakota State 3–8 2–6 7th
2010 North Dakota State 9–5 4–4 T–3rd L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal
2011 North Dakota State 14–1 7–1 T–1st W NCAA Division I Championship
2012 North Dakota State 14–1 7–1 1st W NCAA Division I Championship
2013 North Dakota State 15–0 8–0 1st W NCAA Division I Championship
North Dakota State: 104–32 49–24
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Wyoming 0–0 0–0
Wyoming: 0–0 0–0
Total: 104–32
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ Bison Repeat as FCS National Champions With 39-13 Win Over Sam Houston State And then on Saturday January 1, 2014 Bohl made history. He led the Bison to win their third straight FCS football championship by beating Towson 35-7, the Bison were the second team in FCS history to three straight national championships right behind Appalachian State. AP. January 5, 2013.On friday August 30, 2013 Bohl upset defending Big 12 champion Kansas state by beating them 24-21. Senior quarterback Brock Jensen scored a 75 yard touchdown to get the Bison ahead, and right after Jensen's touchdown Kansas state got the ball back and senior Grant Olson intercepted the ball to officially seal the win. This was the Bison's biggest win in history and their first win over Kansas state.
  2. ^ "Bohl to be Named Head Coach at Wyoming, Will Coach NDSU Through Playoffs" (Press release). North Dakota State University Athletics. December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Craig Bohl Hired as Wyoming Head Football Coach

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