Jacksonville Jaguars Name Rob Boras '92 Tight Ends Coach
January 31, 2010
January 31, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Rob Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed tight ends coach by the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports the Chicago Tribune. Boras comes to the National Football League franchise from the Chicago Bears, where he coached tight ends the past six seasons.
The 39-year-old Boras becomes the third tight end coach in the tenure of Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio.
Bears tight end Desmond Clark calls Boras, "One of the finest coaches I've been around in 11 years in the league." In interviews with the Tribune and ESPN.com last month, Clark added, "He never stepped out in the media and said anything. He wasn't a self promoter. He was a quiet guy who came in early in the morning and got his work done and left late at night." He declared, "Rob Boras is a great coach."
A political science major at DePauw, Rob Boras was a four-year starter at center on the Tiger football team. He came to the Bears after five seasons at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he was head coach John Robinson's offensive coordinator for three years. Boras spent the 1998 season as head coach of NCAA Division III Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., after four seasons at the University of Texas (1994-97), where he served as an assistant. He began his coaching career at DePauw immediately following his graduation, spending two seasons as offensive line coach (1992-93).
Nick Mourouzis, who was head football coach at DePauw from 1981-2003, "was the one instrumental in me even becoming a coach," Boras said in 2003, when he brought "Coach Nick" to Super Bowl XLI as his guest. Details can be found in this previous story.