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Wayne Bolt
Position: Linebacker Coach
Alma Mater: East Carolina
Graduating Year: 1980
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (515) 294-7016
Email: wlbolt@iastate.edu
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Wayne Bolt
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 12/07/2006

Wayne Bolt has coached conference championship teams and nine bowl squads in a career of 30 years at UAB, Troy, Clemson, Auburn and Iowa State.  It was no surprise then that ISU head coach Gene Chizik made an immediate call to Bolt after assuming leadership of the Cyclone football program. That phone call paid immediate dividends last season.

 

Under Bolt, Iowa State’s defense against run improved from 11th in the Big 12 and 89th nationally in 2006 to sixth in the Big 12 and 44th nationally last season.  Opponents average yards per rush declined from 4.6 to 3.9. Overall, an Iowa State defense that ranked 11th in the Big 12 and 102nd nationally in 2006 improved to seventh in the Big 12 and 65th nationally in 2007.  The defense was led by one of Bolt’s pupils, all-Big 12 linebacker Alvin Bowen. Bowen is now a member of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL.

 

Bolt has coached more than 20 collegians that went on to the NFL. At Troy as defensive coordinator, Bolt coached New York Giant defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Dallas Cowboy outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Troy ranked fourth under Bolt in total defense for the 2002 season.

 

Bolt was defensive coordinator on UAB’s 2004 Hawaii Bowl team. During his 67-game tenure in the same position at Troy, his defenses dominated in conference play, ranking first or second in scoring defense, rushing defense and total defense.

 

Bolt was an All-American offensive lineman at East Carolina, where he played under the legendary Pat Dye. He then coached on Dye’s staff at Wyoming and at Auburn, where the Tigers played in the Sugar and Cotton Bowls among four bowl appearances and won a SEC title. Under head coach Danny Ford at Clemson, Bolt was a part of teams that won three Atlantic Coast Conference titles and played in four bowl games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Players Coached by Bolt
Name Position NFL Team College Team
Fred Baxter TE New York Jets, Chicago, New England Auburn
Aaron Fields          DE Dallas        Troy State
Kerry Jenkins                        OL New York Jets, Tampa Bay Troy State
Reggie Lowe LB Jacksonville Troy State
Al Lucas DT/NG Carolina Troy State
Pratt Lyons                 DE/DT Tennessee Troy State
Rayshun Reed             CB San Francisco Troy State
Jimmy Mcclain          LB Houston, Jacksonville Troy State
Ron Middleton                     TE/WR Atlanta, Washington, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Diego Auburn
Jeff Parks            TE Houston, Tampa Bay Auburn
Walter Reeves                 TE Arizona, Cleveland, San Diego Auburn
Marcus Spriggs DT Cleveland Troy State
Shawn Stuckey       LB New England Troy State
Lawrence Tynes           PK Kansas City Troy State
Osi Umenyiora DE New York Giants Troy State
Rod Walker DT Green Bay Troy State
DeMarcus Ware  LB Dallas Troy State
Ed West TE Green Bay, Philadelphia, Atlanta Auburn
Leonard Wheeler DB Cincinnati, Minnesota, Carolina Troy State
Davern Williams DT New York Giants Auburn
Zac Woodfin            LB Baltimore UAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolt's Resume
Year School Position
2006 Iowa State Defensive Coordinator
2003-2005 UAB Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
1997-2002 Troy State Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach/Linebackers
1991-1996 Troy State Offensive Line
1990 Auburn Asst. Coach
1986-1989 Clemson Tight Ends Coach
1981-1985 Auburn Tight Ends Coach
1980 Wyoming Asst. Coach
1978-1979 East Carolina Graduate Asst.

 

 

 

 

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