Fresno State will be searching for a new strength and conditioning coach with Joey Boese moving onto another job. Sources tell BarkBoard.com that he is headed to a Big 10 program.
Boese was hired onto Fresno State Head Coach Tim DeRuyter's initial coaching staff five years ago. He was the first assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas A&M from 2008-2011, working with DeRuyter, who was the defensive coordinator for the Aggies. Boese was first hired at San Diego State as their strength and conditioning coach before he sided for the same position with DeRuyter and Fresno State weeks later.
Fresno State saw some of its most dramatic weight gain and weight loss in Boese's tenure with the Bulldogs. It was no surprise to skills players add significant muscle over the offseason while offensive linemen routinely shed weight to fit the up-tempo offense. His importance to the program was apparent by how frequently his name was mentioned in interviews with DeRuyter and the players.
Sources tell BarkBoard that Boese had been courted by other schools and even NFL teams over past offseasons, but stayed on with the 'Dogs until this recent move.
The BarkBoard.com staff broke the news to BarkBoard insider members several days ago.
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