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Jay Boulware
Position: Running Backs/Special Teams Coach
Alma Mater: Texas
Graduating Year: 1996
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (515) 294-8965
Boulware Videos
Jay Boulware
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 02/21/2007

Jay Boulware’s tailbacks hit the ground running in his first season as running backs coach, reviving the Iowa State rushing attack.  In Boulware’s first ISU season, newcomer tailbacks Alexander Robinson and J.J. Bass both posted a pair of 100-yard games. The performances marked the first time two different Cyclone running backs topped the century barrier twice in a single season since 2002. Jason Scales also had a 100-yard rushing game in 2007.

Boulware coached at Texas, Northern Illinois, Arizona, Stanford and Utah before coming to Iowa State. His Ute special teams were Mountain West Conference leaders. The Utah kickoff return unit paced the MWC in 2006. Utah earned a bid to the Emerald Bowl in 2005, beating Georgia Tech 38-10. Boulware helped coach the Utah team that received a bid to the 2006 Armed Forces Bowl, in which it beat Tulsa 25-13.

It all started for Boulware at Texas, where he lettered twice on the offensive line.  First as a student coach and then as a graduate assistant, he was with the Longhorns as they participated in three bowl games.

His players have earned national honors and gone onto the NFL.  At Northern Illinois, he recruited future All-American and current Atlanta running back Michael “the Burner” Turner.  During Boulware’s tenure at NIU, the Huskie offense ranked 12th nationally in rushing as two-time all-MAC offensive lineman Ryan Diem moved on to the NFL, where he plays for the Indianapolis Colts. Arizona recruited Boulware to the Wildcat program where he coached tailback Mike Bell, an all-Pac 10 performer who now plays for the Denver Broncos.

2007- Iowa State
Running Backs
Special Teams Coordinator
2005-06 Utah
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Co-Special Teams Coord.
2004 Stanford
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2001-03 Arizona
2001 Tight Ends
2002 Running Backs
2003 Running Backs
Special Teams Coordinator
1997-2000 Northern Illinois
1998-00 Co-Offensive Line
1997 Tight Ends
1994-96 Texas
1994-95 Student Assistant
1996 Graduate Assistant
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1994 Sun Bowl
1995 Sugar Bowl
1996 (1997) Fiesta Bowl
2005 Emerald Bowl

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