Kugler to Coach O-Line for the Broncos

Bronco head football coach Chris Petersen pulled yet another hiring coup, luring respected offensive line coach Sean Kugler away from the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen has added Detroit Lions' offensive line coach Sean Kugler to his staff. Kugler will also serve as assistant head coach for the Broncos.

"This is the guy," Petersen said. "We couldn't be more happy with this hire. This is exactly what we had to have. The guys are going to love him. He's as detailed, technical and knowledgeable in the offensive-line department as anyone I have been around. He is a great guy and the chemistry with the staff and players is going to be second to none."

Kugler spent the last five seasons coaching for the Detroit Lions, having been promoted as the Lion's offensive line coach for the final five games of the 2005 season. Prior to being named offensive line coach, he spent five seasons coaching the team's tight ends (2001-04) and as the assistant offensive line coach (2004-05).

Kugler and his family were favorably impressed with the city of Boise while being hosted by Boise State for the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl when Kugler was offensive line coach for UTEP. UTEP played the Broncos in the 2000 H-Bowl and lost 38-23. Kugler served as offensive line coach from 1995-2000 for the Miners. He also was tight ends coach in 1994 and a graduate assistant in '93.

"Before I took the job if I had known I could get Sean, it would have relieved so much anxiety," Petersen said. "It just speaks volumes about Boise State and the city of Boise. That is why he is coming here, to live in a place that he feels so good about raising his family."

Welcome to Boise State, Coach Kugler!

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