Robert Prince is entering his sixth season as a member of the Boise State football coaching staff, and his third since returning to the program following a stint in the National Football League.
A former wide receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks, Prince has also coached the position for Boise State in each season since his return, and is entering his second year as the team's offensive coordinator.
He previously worked at Boise State from 2001-03 under former head coach Dan Hawkins. He coached wide receivers each season, and was the team's passing coordinator in 2003.
In his first year as offensive coordinator in 2012, the Broncos replaced seven offensive starters - and still went 11-2. Five individuals were named All-Mountain West for the first time in their careers, including second-team selection Matt Miller. The redshirt sophomore wide receiver led the Broncos in receiving for the second time in as many seasons as a collegian, each of which coming under the tutelage of Prince.
In 2011, his first year back with the team following a seven-year hiatus, the Boise State offense ranked fourth-nationally in pass efficiency (171.57), fifth-nationally in scoring (44.23), ninth-nationally in total offense (481.31) and 11th-nationally in passing (309.38).
Wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker garnered first-team All-Mountain West honors following his record-setting 16-touchdown campaign, and Miller was named first-team FWAA Freshman All-America and Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-America Second Team after setting school freshman records in each of the three main receiving categories.
Shoemaker went on to sign a free agent contract with the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the season.
In his first stint at Boise State, Prince helped coach the Broncos to back-to-back Western Athletic Conference championships in 2002 and 2003, and postseason victories over Iowa State (34-16) in the 2002 Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl and TCU (34-31) in the 2003 PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl.
He then went on to coach with the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-06, working as the offensive assistant for tight ends and running backs from 2004-05 and as assistant quarterback coach in 2006. From 2007-08, Prince was the assistant wide receiver coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and in 2009 he was wide receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
Before returning to the Broncos, Prince also served as the pass game coordinator and receiver coach at Colorado during the 2010 season.
Before first joining the Boise State staff in 2001, Prince coached at Portland State, where he was the receivers coach in 1998 and the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach in 1999 and 2000. He has also been the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach in the Japanese X-League (1996-97) and at Fort Lewis (Colo.) College (1994-95), and was the wide receivers coach at Sacramento State from 1992-93.
Prince has served three different minority training camp internships in the NFL, with the San Francisco 49ers (2000 and 2002) and the San Diego Chargers (2001). He also served as a graduate assistant coach at Montana State in 1991 and at Humboldt State (Calif.) in 1989 and 1990.
He is a graduate of Humboldt State, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1990, and his master's degrees in 1992.
Prince is married to the former Susan Gentle, and they are the parents of three: daughters Hayden and Jasmin, and son Tyson.
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