Bob Bostad

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Bob Bostad
Current position
TitleInside Linebackers coach
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Biographical details
Born (1966-09-07) September 7, 1966 (age 53)
Pardeeville, Wisconsin
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Playing career
1986-1989Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990-1991Wisconsin–Stevens Point (OL)
1992-1994Minnesota (GA)
1995-1996Cal State Northridge (OL)
1997San Jose State (OL)
1998San Jose State (co-OC/OL)
1999-2005New Mexico (OL)
2006-2007Wisconsin (RGC/TE)
2008-2011Wisconsin (RGC/OL)
2012–2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OL)
2014–2015Tennessee Titans (OL)
2016Northern Illinois (TE/FB)
2017-presentWisconsin (ILB)

Bob Bostad (born September 7, 1966)[1] is the inside linebackers coach for the University of Wisconsin.


Bostad graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1989 with a degree in Physical Education. In 1994, he received his master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Bostad's first coaching job was as Offensive Line Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1990 to 1991. From there he served in the same position at California State University, Northridge before becoming a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota. He served as Offensive Line Coach and offensive coordinator of the San Jose State Spartans and Offensive Line Coach of the New Mexico Lobos from 1999 to 2005. Bostad served as the Tight Ends Coach, Offensive Line Coach, and Running Game Coordinator for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2006-2011.[3] Bostad briefly served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh before taking the position of offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February 2012.[4] He then spent two seasons coaching with Tampa Bay and two seasons coaching with the Tennessee Titans. He most recently was tight ends and fullbacks coach at Northern Illinois in 2016, before taking the job as inside linebackers coach with the Badgers in February 2017.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bostad is a native of Pardeeville, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Cara, have three daughters: Rachel, Bryn and Annika, and a son, John. [6]


  1. ^ Bob Bostad (1966-09-07). "Football Recruiting - Bob Bostad - Coach Profile - ESPN". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Bob Bostad - University of New Mexico Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ "Bob Bostad - Football". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  4. ^ Porath, Brendan (2012-02-18). "Pitt Loses OC Bob Bostad To Bucs. On Wednesday January 22 was hired by the Tennessee Titans to serve as the Offensive Line coach". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers Announce Hiring of Bob Bostad". Badger247. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  6. ^ "Bob Bostad Profile - - The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-06-10.