Rasmussen Joins Bronco Football Staff


BOISE, Idaho – Rich Rasmussen has joined the Boise State football staff as director of player personnel, head coach Chris Petersen announced Wednesday.

“We think Rich will be a great fit for our program,” Petersen said. “With his experience as a coach and recruiting coordinator, he will be a major asset to our program. He understands what we’re trying to get done, and we look forward to him playing a key role as we continue to grow the program.”

Rasmussen will serve as the on-campus recruiting coordinator for the team, organizing official and unofficial visits for recruits and their families. He will also oversee the football recruiting and scholarship budgets, assist the assistant athletic director for football with summer camps, work with the department’s academic support team and represent the football program at campus and community events.

Rasmussen previously worked at Washington State for four years as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator under former head coach Paul Wulff, and also worked at Eastern Washington for 12 years.

He began his coaching career at EWU in 1996 as a student assistant coach on defense, then helped with the offensive line in 1997. He coached running backs in 1998 before taking over as tight ends coach in 1999, a position he held through the 2007 season.

Rasmussen also spent time as director of football operations, recruiting coordinator, team travel coordinator and summer camp coordinator at EWU, in addition to his coaching duties.

He coached at Bellarmine Prep and Mt. Tahoma High Schools in Washington prior to joining the Eagles’ staff.

He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from EWU, receiving his bachelor’s of science degree in physical education in 1998, and completing his master’s degree in athletic administration in 2000. He received an associate degree from Tacoma Community College in 1997, and is a 1983 graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

A native of Tacoma, Wash., Rasmussen and his wife Teri have two sons, Josh and Jacob.

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