Bobby Wilder Experience

Head Coach

  • Since restarting its football team in 2009, Old Dominion has compiled a six-year total of 52 wins and only 20 losses and in its six years of play.
  • 2009 FCS Independent 9-2
  • 2010 FCS Independent 8-3
  • 2011 CAA 10-3 (6-2)
  • 2012 CAA 11-2 (7-1)
  • 2013 FBS Independent 8-4
  • 2014 C-USA 6-6 (4-4)
  • In 2011, the Monarchs concluded the year at 10-3 overall and ranked No. 10 in both The Sports Network/ and FCS Coaches Final Polls, the fastest climb to the top-10 of any start-up program
  • In 2013, made the jump from FCS football to FBS football while joining Conference USA. The Monarchs went 6-6 in their first full season as an FBS member.
  • 2012 American Football Monthly Coach of the Year
  • 2012 CaptainU Coach of the Year
  • 2011 College Sports Madness’ National Coach of the Year
  • Wilder deemed one of college football’s 12 rising stars

Associate Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator

  • Black Bears averaged 29.1 points per game in 2004, and scored 29 or more in 7 of 11 games
  • Helped tutor running back Marcus Williams, who rushed for 1,077 yards during his senior season, which moved him into first place in school history for career rushing yards
  • Named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston in 2004, which is presented annually to the top assistant coach in New England
  • In 2002, finished the season with 4,702 yards in total offense, the most since 1989

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