Chad Bostwick

Northwest Missouri State University head football coach Adam Dorrel has named former Northwest linebacker and graduate assistant coach Chad Bostwick has been named the team’s linebackers coach. 

“We’re excited to have Chad Bostwick come home and rejoin his Bearcat family,” Dorrel said. “Chad demonstrated his dedication and hard work through his years at Northwest, first as a walk-on player who went on to have a very successful football career, and then as a graduate assistant. He has a great background as a recruiter at the Division II level, which will obviously be a huge asset moving forward. He also has tremendous credentials coaching successful teams, as he has been a part of conference championship teams and has playoff experience.” 

Since March, Bostwick served as the linebackers/special teams coach at the University of Central Missouri. Prior to his time at UCM, he spent four seasons as the offensive line coach at Colorado School of Mines where, in 2010, he helped the Orediggers to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs. 

“I’m extremely thrilled to be coming back home to Northwest as a member of the Bearcat coaching staff,” Bostwick said. “This place has always held a special place in my heart, and the opportunity for my wife and me to be able to return to our alma mater was something we could not let pass. This is like a dream come true for me, and I cannot wait to get to work.”

He joins a program that enters its 96th season three wins shy of 500 (497-388-33) and owns a 46-game regular season winning streak against MIAA opponents. The Bearcats have made the NCAA Division II football playoffs 13 of the last 15 seasons.

Bostwick is the brother of Scott Bostwick, who was named Northwest’s 18th head football coach in December and died June 5 of an apparent heart attack.