Wisconsin assistant Bob Bostad receives raise with move back to OL
Bob Bostad is getting a raise.
Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Bostad’s annual salary for the 2022 season will be $500,000, an increase of $75,000 from when he coached inside linebackers last season.
Bostad, 55, had been Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach since 2017. It’s easy to see why Paul Chryst moved Bostad back to the offensive line, though. Bostad has experience coaching the offensive line at Wisconsin and elsewhere. He was previously the Badgers’ offensive line coach from 2008-11, shifting over from coaching tight ends in 2006 and ’07. He held the run game coordinator all 6 seasons as well.
Bostad left Wisconsin after 2011, briefly serving as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator before accepting an offensive line coaching position with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bostad was with the Bucs from 2012-13 and then the Tennessee Titans 2014-15. He returned to the college ranks in 2016 as Northern Illinois’ tight ends and fullbacks coach.
Prior to his initial Wisconsin stint, Bostad coached the offensive line at Cal State Northridge (1995-96), San Jose State (1997-98) and New Mexico (1999-2005).