Friday, December 30, 2016

Boulware excited about future of football program

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- There’s a feeling you get when talking to Kienus Boulware of Winston-Salem State that his work is not done even though he’s been successful through his first three seasons as a head coach.

Boulware was taking a big leap following in the footsteps of Connell Maynor after the 2013 season. It was Maynor who helped deliver promise after promise about just how good the Rams’ program could be.

When Boulware was elevated from defensive coordinator to head coach, there were skeptics. Boulware is understated, but it’s obvious the right choice was made, and the Rams appear to be trending upward again.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them back in the Division-II Top 25 next season. They are coming off a 9-3 season in which they won another CIAA title and received a berth to the Division II playoffs, the first for Boulware as a head coach. Boulware also landed a three-year contract extension that will keep him here through the 2020 season.

With a comforting fact that the administration loves what Boulware is doing, it gives the program an even bigger boost of confidence.


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