Wisconsin loses QB coach to Group of 5 program
Wisconsin quarterbacks coach Jon Budmayr is leaving Madison.
Colorado State officially announced on Thursday that it has added Budmayr to the staff for the 2021 season. He will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Rams.
Budmayr, a Wisconsin alum and former Badgers QB, had been with the Badgers for the last six seasons and had been working with Paul Chryst for seven years, dating back to Pitt in 2014. Budmayr was a graduate assistant in 2015 and was a quality control analyst from 2016-17. He spent the last three seasons as the quarterbacks coach.
“We are excited to bring Jon, his wife Kaitlyn, and their daughter Sienna to Colorado State,” head coach Steve Addazio said. “Jon is a rising star in the coaching profession, and his pillars of offensive football align with the type of program we are building here: a tough, physical, hard-nosed football team. Having played and coached the position in the Big Ten, Jon’s knowledge and perspective of the role the quarterback plays will be significant in the development of our student-athletes.”
This will be Budmayr’s first job as an offensive coordinator at the FBS level.
“This was an opportunity that I was excited about the moment it was offered,” Budmayr said. “I am so thankful for the support and love of my wife, Kaitlyn, and our daughter Sienna. I would also like to thank Steve Addazio and Joe Parker for the trust they have shown in me to develop the young men in our program into leaders and champions. Our offense will reflect our culture, disciplined and tough, and I cannot wait to get started.”