LARAMIE — University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl filled the final opening on his coaching staff Wednesday with the hiring of Bart Miller as offensive line coach.
Miller replaces Klayton Adams, who was hired last month but left after less than two weeks on the job to be an assistant offensive line coach with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.
Miller was the offensive line coach at Ohio University last season, but has strong ties to the Mountain West. He was a starting offensive guard at New Mexico from 2003-07, and coached tight ends at Air Force in 2017.
“Coach Miller brings a great understanding of the Mountain West, having played for (coach) Rocky Long at New Mexico when they were a power football team and having coached at Air Force,” Bohl said in a statement from UW. “Along with his background, he enjoys a great national reputation of being a power offensive line coach. We’re convinced he is going to be a great match for the University of Wyoming.”
Added Miller: “This is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family. To be able work with coach Bohl and his coaching staff, and to get back in the Mountain West Conference is exciting. What has been accomplished at Wyoming the past several years is extremely impressive. I love the tough, physical style of play that coach Bohl has brought to Wyoming. It fits with the type of system that I am used to coaching in. I’m looking forward to working with this staff and these players and competing for a Mountain West championship.
Ohio was ninth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing offense in 2018 at 258.5 yards per game. The Bobcats ranked 12th in scoring offense (40.1 points per game) and 16th in total offense (466.8 ypg).
While coaching the tight ends at Air Force in 2017, Miller was part of an offensive unit that averaged 417.5 yards of total offense per game to rank No. 3 in the MW and averaged 307.4 rushing yards per game to lead the league and rank fourth in the nation.
Miller also has been an assistant coach at Minnesota, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico State and Wisconsin.
As a player at New Mexico, Miller was a starter and two-year letterman on the offensive line.
Miller’s coaching experience
2019-present: Wyoming, offensive line
2018: Ohio, offensive line
2017: Air Force, tight ends
2016: Minnesota, offensive line
2014-15: Florida Atlantic, offensive line
2013: New Mexico State, offensive line
2012: Wisconsin, offensive line
2011: Wisconsin, graduate assistant
2010: New Mexico State, graduate assistant