Jay Boulware hired as OU football assistant
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Friday, March 01, 2013
NORMAN — Jay Boulware will fill the final piece of Oklahoma’s coaching staff following an offseason filled with restructuring by Bob Stoops.
Boulware will be the Sooners’ tight ends and special teams coach, Stoops announced on Friday.
Boulware was hired in the same capacity at Wisconsin on Jan. 11. He only spent seven weeks on the Badgers staff before joining the Sooners.
He had spent the last four seasons as tight ends and special teams coordinator at Auburn.
“Jay owns an impressive track record as both a coach and recruiter,” Stoops said in a statement.
“He possesses a wide range of coaching experience, competing in some of the nation’s toughest conferences.
“He also has strong ties in the state of Texas, as well as recruiting relationships across the country that will serve us well at the University of Oklahoma. We enthusiastically welcome Jay back to his roots in the Big 12.”
Boulware joins Bill Bedenbaugh (offensive line) and Jerry Montgomery (defensive line) as new members on OU’s staff.
Boulware, who was born in Oklahoma City, played at Texas and was a student assistant and graduate assistant for the Longhorn (1994-96). He has coached at Northern Illinois (1997-2000), Arizona (2001-03), Stanford (2004), Utah (2007-08) and Iowa State (2007-08) prior to his time at Auburn.
“I have the utmost respect for Coach Stoops and his program at the University of Oklahoma,” Boulware said in a statement. “To have a chance to join the Oklahoma staff is an unbelievable professional and personal opportunity. I’m looking forward to the start of spring practice and the chance to work with the talented student-athletes and coaches on OU’s roster.”
Boulware and his wife, Chantay, have a daughter, Jordin.