July 12, 2010

New FSU Coach Featured In Online Interview

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Big Rapids, Mich. - First-year offensive coordinator Chris Boden of the Ferris State University Football program was recently interviewed and featured in The Capital Sports Report, an online publication covering the national sports scene.

In the interview, which was conducted by The Capital Sports Report's owner and senior writer Anthony Caruso III, Boden discusses his coaching career, previous stops and expectations for his tenure at Ferris State.

Boden took over as FSU’s offensive coordinator this spring after spending five seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division II Northern State (S.D.) located in Aberdeen, S.D.  He directed the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) member to an 18-37 record in five years at the helm, including a 6-5 overall mark and a third-place 5-2 league record in his initial season.  Boden ranks as the Wolves’ sixth-winningest coach in history.

In his five seasons at Northern State, Boden worked to produce 35 All-NSIC players with seven first-team selections and a pair of All-Northwest Region honorees.  Under his tutelage, the program also made significant improvements in the classroom with 29 Academic All-NSIC players and was active in the community.

Boden arrived at NSU after one year as the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Division II member Texas A&M-Commerce following eight seasons as an assistant at Division II powerhouse Valdosta State (Ga.).  At TAMU-Commerce, Boden helped improve the Lions from one win in 2003 to four wins in 2004 with help from an offense that ranked 11th in the nation in passing.  

While at Valdosta State, Boden helped the Blazers to four Gulf South Conference (GSC) Championships and four NCAA-II Playoff appearances along with the 2002 NCAA-II National Championship Game. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) member coached a pair of GSC Offensive Players of the Year while serving in several roles over his eight seasons on Valdosta State’s staff, including director of football operations, recruiting coordinator, offensive backfield coach and quarterbacks/recruiting coach.

During his time at Valdosta State, Boden worked on staff under longtime and well-known collegiate coach Hal Mumme, who has since served as the head coach at NCAA Division I programs such as Kentucky, Southeastern Louisiana, New Mexico State and currently at Division III McMurry (Texas).  Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach was also a member of Mumme’s staff as the offensive coordinator in the 1990’s during Boden's tenure on staff at Valdosta State.

Prior to serving at Valdosta State, Boden was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Urbana (Ohio) in 1994 and 1995.  The 1990 Saginaw Valley State graduate began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant working with the defensive secondary and serving as video coordinator at Central Michigan, where he earned a Masters Degree in 1994. He and his wife Jennifer, have three children, Lynn, Ty and Brett.

The Capital Sports Report, which was founded in March 2007, provides game articles on college and pro teams. Also, The Capital Sports Report provides feature articles and Q&A feature interviews with college seniors, pro athletes and head coaches.

The Capital Sports Report provides wide-ranging national coverage of sports each year. In previous years, The Capital Sports Report was getting 38,000 visitors per year; however, with the added daily exposure through AP articles, college and pro press releases, and original content throughout the year, The Capital Sports Report will get an estimated 100,000-250,000 visitors per year.

To read the entire interview, please visit this link:
http://thecapitalsportsreport.com/?p=1803

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