Robbie Bosco to Step Down From Coaching Position

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PROVO, Utah (Dec. 8, 2003) - Brigham Young University co-offensive coordinator Robbie Bosco has accepted a position in fund raising with the University's Cougar Club, Athletic Director Val Hale announced today.

"When Robbie approached us with an interest in moving from coaching to administrative work, this seemed like a perfect fit. We have a significant need for additional staff in the Cougar Club and have been exploring the possibility of adding a new position for the past six months," said Hale. "Robbie is respected and well-loved by our alumni for both his playing and coaching careers. He is going to play an important role in helping the Cougar Club move forward."

"I have enjoyed my years at BYU as a player and as a coach," Bosco said. "I believe this will be a great opportunity and look forward to this new endeavor."

Bosco has been a member of BYU's coaching staff for 15 seasons with responsibility for the quarterbacks. Among those he coached were Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, John Walsh, Steve Sarkisian, Kevin Feterick and Brandon Doman. He played quarterback at BYU, leading the Cougars to a 13-0 record and the national championship in 1984. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1984 and 1985. In 1995 he was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame.

"Robbie is an icon in the BYU community," head coach Gary Crowton said. "I believe he will do very well in this new capacity. He has made a tremendous contribution to BYU's coaching staff for the past 15 years, and we will miss him."

Hale said Bosco will report to Associate Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, a former teammate in the early 1980s. Bosco will meet with prospective donors and will assist with operations of the 5,000-member Cougar Club.

"There are few people who have made the kind of commitment to BYU Athletics as Robbie," Holmoe said. "For close to two decades, he has made huge contributions toward helping establish and maintain the rich tradition of BYU Athletics and, in particular, football. In his new position, he will continue to build the future of BYU football, as well as the University's entire athletic program."

Written by BYU Athletic Media Relations

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