March 31, 2005
HAMILTON, N.Y. - Former Colgate All-America football center Kevin Bolis has been named running backs coach at his alma mater.
Bolis, 26, replaces Jon Genson, who was named running backs coach at Virginia Military Institute earlier this spring.
Bolis comes to the Colgate staff from Bryant University in Rhode Island, where he served as offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Bulldogs during the 2004 season. Prior to Bryant, he was an offensive graduate assistant coach at Iowa State University for two seasons. In 2002, Iowa State played in the Humanitarian Bowl.
Bolis began is coaching career in 2001 as an assistant coach at Canisius College, where he coached the offensive line.
During his collegiate career at Colgate, Bolis was a key factor in two Patriot League Championships and three straight appearances in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
The two-time all-Patriot League performer led the way for four 1,000-yard rushers and started 42 games.
In his senior year, he was named honorable mention All-America after helping the Raiders to a 10-2 mark and its third straight appearance in the I-AA playoffs. He also was named second team on the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I-AA All-Star team.
In each of his last three seasons, Colgate finished in the Top 10 in rushing and scoring. In his senior year, the Raiders had the ninth best rushing average with 227.5 yards per game and the seventh best scoring average with 37.9 points per game.
Bolis is a 2000 graduate of Colgate with a degree in geography and education.