In his fourth year at Utah State and his 12th as an offensive coordinator at the collegiate level is Bob Cole, who came to USU after one year at Montana.
Directly responsible for the quarterback position, Cole helped develop Jose Fuentes, who went on to become the school's all-time passing leader before graduating after the 2002 season.
USU's offense ranked seventh in the nation in 2002 and was 13th in 2001. Under his direction in 2000 the Aggie offense produced three of the top 10 total yardage games in school history.
In a four-game stretch late in 2000, USU averaged 565.5 yards and 39.3 points per game and scored 30-plus points in four straight games for the first time since 1990.
Cole spent the 1999 season at Montana, and under his direction the Grizzly offense finished second in the nation in total offense (517.4 yards per game), passing offense (370.0) and scoring offense (46.4). In his final year at Portland State in 1998, the Vikings led the Big Sky in total offense at 464.6 yards per game and were fourth in Division I-AA in passing at 305.4 yards per game.
While coaching quarterbacks and designing the offense at Portland State, Cole coached Jimmy Blanchard, who led the nation in passing efficiency in 1998, while Orshawante Bryant led the Big Sky in receiving yards and running back Charles Dunn was in the top 10 in the nation in rushing in that same season.
As a three-year starting quarterback at Widener, he led the Pioneers to a 35-2 combined record in that time as well as the 1981 Division III national championship. Widener advanced to the national semifinals in his sophomore and junior seasons as well.
Cole earned a degree in social science, along with a teaching credential from Widener in 1982. He and his wife Kathy have one daughter (Zoe) and one son (Bobby).
1982 San Francisco Assistant 1983-85 Moreau HS Assistant 1986-88 San Leandro HS Head Coach 1989-92 Sonoma State Off. Coord. 1993-98 Portland State Off. Coord. 1999 Montana Off. Coord. 2000- Utah State Off. Coord.
1979-81 Widener Quarterback
1977 Whitehall HS Whitehall, Pa. 1982 Widener B.S. in social science
Born Sept. 26, 1959 in Allentown, Pa. Wife is Kathy Daughter Zoe and son Bobby