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Boni, Cheshire Named Football Graduate Assistant Coaches
08/20/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University head football coach Rubin Stevenson recently announced the hiring of Mike Boni and Jeremy Cheshire as graduate assistant coaches.

Boni, who will work with the inside linebackers, comes to Frostburg State from Ohio University, where he served as a student assistant last year. He earned his degree in sports sciences with a minor in business administration from Ohio in June 2004.

Boni also served as an NFL Europe Football Operations Intern in the NFL Office in New York from July 2002 to January 2003.

He organized and distributed the 2003 NFL Pro Bowl ballot, handled scouting reports for NFL Europe coaches and tracked prospect videos and biographies for the 2003 NFL Europe Draft.

Boni hails from Moon Township, Pa., and was a member of the Moon Area High School state runner-up football team in 1998. He is pursuing his master’s in business administration at FSU.

Cheshire, who will coach the offensive line, joins the Bobcats after serving as an assistant at Division II Shepherd (W.Va.) University last year. He worked with the offensive line and special teams and was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Cheshire played center at Potomac State College from 1997 to 1999 before transferring to Shepherd, where he was a center and guard for the Rams in 2000 and 2001 before joining the coaching staff as a student assistant.

Cheshire earned an associate's degree in political science from Potomac State in 2000 and completed his bachelor's degree in political science and history at Shepherd in 2002.

A 1997 graduate of Keyser (W.Va.) High School, Cheshire is a member of the United State Marine Corps Reserve. He is pursuing his master's degree in education at Frostburg State.

"We’re very happy to have Mike and Jeremy join our coaching staff," said Stevenson. "They both bring excellent backgrounds to our program and are welcome additions to the Bobcat football family."

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu