Bill Cubit Named Offensive Coordinator; Jay Boulware Named Running Backs Coach
Feb. 5, 2004
Third-year head football coach Buddy Teevens completed his offensive staff today by promoting quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit to offensive coordinator and naming Jay Boulware as the team's new running backs coach.
Cubit, a veteran coach of more than 25 years, is in his second season at Stanford. He was named the team's quarterbacks coach on March 6, 2003. He has previously been the offensive coordinator at Western Michigan (1997-99), Missouri (2000) and Rutgers (2001-02).
'Bill Cubit has a creative and innovative offensive mind and I am very confident in his ability to lead our offense in 2004,' said Teevens. 'One of our primary goals this season is to improve our offensive production, both in the running game and passing game, and under Bill's direction we expect to be a more prolific unit this season.'
Cubit has been coaching football since he graduated from the University of Delaware in 1975. He has spent 14 years as a head coach on the high school and college level and six years as an offensive coordinator at three NCAA Division I schools.
Boulware, a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas, spent the past three years at the University of Arizona. A native of Irving, Texas, Boulware has coached at Texas and Northern Illinois in addition to Arizona. While in Tucson under head coach John Mackovic, Boulware coached tight ends in 2001 and running backs in 2002 and '03. He was also the Wildcat's special teams coordinator in 2003.
'I am honored and excited to be a part of this great University and football program,' said Boulware. 'I am looking forward to working with the tremendous coaching staff and student-athletes at Stanford and in helping us go to and win a bowl game in 2004.'
'Jay is a bright, young coach who brings with him solid experience in the Pacific-10 Conference,' said Teevens. 'I am impressed with his overall knowledge of the game and his command of the technical side of coaching. He will be a great fit for our football program.'
Prior to his three-year stint in Tucson, Boulware coached at Northern Illinois University for four years (1997-2000). He coached tight ends for the Huskies in '97 and was the co-offensive line coach from '98-00.
Boulware was a highly-touted prep from Nimitz High School in Texas. He signed a national letter-of-intent to play football at Texas. Boulware redshirted the '91 season and was an up-and-coming backup offensive tackle in 1992, Mackovic's first season at the Longhorn's head coach. Boulware was slated to be a starter for Texas in '93, but a heart condition caused him to give up football.
During the 1994 and '95 seasons, Boulware was a student aid for the Longhorn's football program. He was a graduate assistant coach in 1996, working with the tight ends. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas in 1996.