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Eric Kiesau Joins the Bronco Coaching Staff

Introducing Eric Kiesau

On Wednesday, January 18th, the Boise State football team formally introduced their new wide receivers coach, Eric Kiesau.

Coach Kiesau will be replacing last years receivers coach, Junior Adams. Adams left the program to join former offensive coordinator, Mike Sanford at Western Kentucky.

Coach Kiesau was most recently the offensive coordinator and interim head coach at Mountain West foe, Fresno State.

Coaching Experience

New wide receivers coach, Eric Kiesau has often been refereed to as a journeyman. That is to say, his resume is full of coaching experience.

This could be exactly what the Bronco offense needs:

School Position Held Year(s)
Utah State Assistant Coach (Offense) 2000-01
Cal Wide Receivers Coach 2002-05
Colorado Quarterbacks and Assistant Head Coach, and Offensive Coordinator 2006-10
Cal Wide Receivers Coach
and Passing Game Coordinator
Washington Wide Receivers Coach and Offensive Coordinator 2012-13
Kansas Wide Receivers Coach 2014
Fresno State Offensive Coordinator and Interim Head Coach 2016

* In 2015, Kiesau was an offensive analyst for Nick Saban at the University of Alabama.

Kiesau brings with him a loaded resume’ that ranges from the Mountain West to the Pac-12. He has been an active coach sense the year 2000 making this his seventeenth season.

Replacing Without Diminishing

The hiring of coach Kiesau is not a big shock. The Bronco football team had a vacancy and coach Harsin filled it both efficiently and under necessity.

The task won’t be easy, however, as Kiesau has some mighty big shoes to fill.

With the absence of Junior Adams, Eric Kiesau has is work cut out for him.

First, he will need to replace over 2,000 yards receiving with the departures of Thomas Sperbeck, Chaz Anderson, and Jeremy McNichols.  Secondly, he will need to gain the trust of his core if they look to succeed on the field. Lastly, he will quickly need to raise a fairly young receivers core to the Bronco standard.

There are some positives, however, Bronco Nation.

The Bronco receiving Core returns Junior standout, Cedrick Wilson. In his first year with the Broncos, Wilson recorded 1,129 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Thomas Sperbeck had 9 touchdown grabs this season.

Along with a colossal list of returning tight ends, the receiving core also returns a few notable names such as:

Sean Modster 

A.J. Richardson

Akilian Butler 

Coach Kiesau is already on the hunt for future possible football talent.


About Darrek Harris

Darrek was born and raised in Boise, ID. Currently, he has an associates degree in English from the College of Western Idaho. He plans to pursue a bachelors degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He enjoys sports in many fashions: playing, cheering, and coaching. Bleed Blue, Go Broncos, Amen!

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