|College:||UNC-Chapel Hill '97|
|Alma Mater:||UNC-Chapel Hill '97|
First Season at WSSU
Alma Mater - UNC Chapel Hill 1997
Kienus P. Boulware joins the football coaching staff at Winston-Salem State University for his first season in 2010 where he will serve as the Rams' Defensive Coordinator and will be charged with all the aspects of the WSSU defense.
Boulware comes to WSSU after spending four years as an assistant coach at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., and brings with him a wealth of collegiate coaching experience.
A man with more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt, Boulware is regarded by his peers as a talent developer, motivator and a professional with an unbridled passion for the game of football.
A native of Thomasville, N.C., Boulware played two seasons (1993-94) as an inside linebacker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before his football career was shortened by the discovery of a spinal cord abnormality. He remained on the sideline as a student coach for two seasons under former coach Mack Brown, working with linebackers and defensive linemen.
Upon graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in May of 1997 with a degree in Organizational Communication, Boulware coached linebackers at Livingstone College for two years (1997-98) and helped to lead the Blue Bears to a pair of CIAA Championships.
Following his tenure at Livingstone he moved to North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. where he served in various capacities including Assistant Football Coach (linebackers and defensive line), Assistant Track Coach and Assistant Athletic Director.
While at NCCU he worked primarily with the Eagles linebackers after spending one season (2003) as the defensive line coach. In 2004, two linebackers topped the team in tackles, including CIAA All-Rookie Team pick Marcus Short, who led the way with 64 total hits. From 1999-2002, he coached linebackers under head coach Rudy Abrams. During those four seasons, a linebacker led the team in tackles three times.
While in high school, Boulware not only starred in football, but was a two-time state champion wrestler. When not on the field, Boulware enjoys playing racquetball, working on cars, working out with the WSSU student-athletes.
Maynor On Boulware: "In my opinion, he is one of the best defensive coordinators in Division II football. His defenses were ranked number one in Division II football in both 2007 and 2008. In 2008 his total defense, sacks and tackles for loss were ranked number one in Division II football. I have no doubt that he will be able to replicate the same type of success here at Winston-Salem State. He is truly an invaluable addition to this football staff and he will help to develop our outstanding student-athletes."