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
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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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


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