Bo Oshoniyi

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Bo Oshoniyi
Personal information
Full name Adegboyega Oshoniyi
Date of birth (1971-11-03) November 3, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (Head Coach)
Youth career
1990–1993 Southern Connecticut Owls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 New York Centaurs 13 (0)
1996 Columbus Crew 13 (0)
1997 Connecticut Wolves 21 (0)
1998 Charleston Battery 27 (0)
1999 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 (0)
2000–2006 Kansas City Wizards 96 (0)
2000 Atlanta Silverbacks (loan) 2 (0)
Teams managed
2008 South Florida Bulls (assistant)
2009–2010 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (assistant)
2011–2014 Penn State Nittany Lions (assistant)
2014– East Tennessee State Buccaneers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adegboyega "Bo" Oshoniyi (born November 3, 1971 in Boston) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who spent eight seasons in Major League Soccer. He is now the head men's soccer coach at East Tennessee State University.


Oshoniyi's Nigerian father drowned when Bo was four years old.[1] He played college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University, where he helped lead the team to Division II championships in 1990 and 1992. He finished his career at the school with a record of 67 wins, 8 losses, and 7 ties.

After graduating, Oshoniyi joined the New York Centaurs of the USL First Division in 1995. Upon the creation of MLS, Oshoniyi was selected in the fifth round of the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft by the Columbus Crew. He started 13 games with the Crew, but was beaten out for the job by Brad Friedel, who was acquired in mid-season. Oshoniyi was released by the Crew after 1996 and played the next year with the Connecticut Wolves of the First Division. He moved to the Charleston Battery in 1998, and the Atlanta Silverbacks in 1999.

Oshoniyi returned to MLS in 2000, when he was selected 39th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution. He played no games for New England, however, but played one game with the Kansas City Wizards, and was part of their MLS Cup-winning squad, with which he would remain until the end of the 2006 season. Until 2005, he was the backup keep for Tony Meola, but started getting more games as Meola went down with injury. He took over as the starter in 2005 and continued through the 2006 season, after which he was waived by the team.Bo then began to coach, and train at East Lake Arsenal.He was Assistant Coach for the BigEast Champions South Florida Bulls in 2008 and then an Assistant Coach at Wake Forest University which went to the College Cup in his first season [1]. On May 17, 2011 Oshoniyi was hired as an assistant at Pennsylvania State University. Oshoniyi spent three seasons at Penn State until being hired by East Tennessee State in March 2014 to succeed Scott Calabrese, who had left ETSU to take the head coaching position at FIU.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of August 22, 2006

Club Season Apps. Saves Clean
Kansas City Wizards 2006 29 95 5
Kansas City Wizards 2005 32 112 7
Kansas City Wizards 2004 9 42 5
Kansas City Wizards 2003 1 0 0
Kansas City Wizards 2002 13 55 1
Kansas City Wizards 2001 11 48 3
Kansas City Wizards 2000 1 2 1
Columbus Crew 1996 13 64 2


  1. ^ Luder, Bob (October 21, 2004). "No substitute for Oshoniyi". The Kansas City Star via NewsBank. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ETSU names Oshoniyi as new men's soccer head coach" (Press release). East Tennessee State Athletics. March 27, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 

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