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Highlights of Craig Bohl’s Bison career

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-- On Feb. 28, 2003, he was named North Dakota State’s head football coach with a five-year contract and a base salary of $113,000.


-- In fall 2003, in just his second game as NDSU’s head coach, he guided the Bison to a 25-24 road win at FCS power Montana.

-- In 2006, he was named Great West Conference coach of the year after guiding Bison to 10-1 season.

-- Average home attendance has increased from 10,622 in 2002 before his arrival to a school-record 18,516 last year.

-- His teams have won four straight games against FBS opponents and have a 7-3 record against FBS teams including wins at Ball State (2006), Central Michigan (2007), Minnesota (2007 and 2011), Kansas (2010), Colorado State (2012) and Kansas State (2013).

-- Since beginning Division I play in 2004, the Bison were ranked in the Sports Network or FCS Coaches Top 25 polls for 106 weeks.

-- He guided NDSU to back-to-back FCS national championships in 2011 and 2012 after making the school’s first Division I playoff appearance in 2010, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual national champion Eastern Washington 38-31 in overtime.

-- He was named 2012 American Football Coaches Association FCS coach of the year and 2012 Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS coach of the year.

-- With a 101-32 record, he’s NDSU’s all-time winningest football coach.

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