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Chris Strausser
Offensive Line-Tackles
College:
Chico State
Experience:
1

A coaching veteran of 29 seasons, Strausser spent the 2017 season as the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach. In his new role, Strausser will work with Sean Kugler (Offensive Line-Guards/Centers) coaching the team’s offensive line.

Before joining the Broncos, Strausser coached the offensive line for 19 seasons at the collegiate level, most recently serving as associate head coach/offensive line for the University of Washington from 2014-16. Prior to joining Washington’s staff along with Head Coach Chris Petersen in 2014, Strausser coached at Boise State under Peterson for seven seasons (2007-13).

A coaching veteran of 29 seasons, Strausser spent the 2017 season as the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach. In his new role, Strausser will work with Sean Kugler (Offensive Line-Guards/Centers) coaching the team’s offensive line.

Before joining the Broncos, Strausser coached the offensive line for 19 seasons at the collegiate level, most recently serving as associate head coach/offensive line for the University of Washington from 2014-16. Prior to joining Washington’s staff along with Head Coach Chris Petersen in 2014, Strausser coached at Boise State under Peterson for seven seasons (2007-13).

Strausser served as offensive line coach and run game coordinator for Boise State from 2010-13, adding the responsibilities as associate head coach in 2013. During that time, Boise State surrendered just 36 sacks (0.69 per game) to rank second in the nation during that four-year period. Strausser also coached Broncos center Matt Paradis, who converted from a defensive lineman to become a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection for Boise State in 2012 and 2013.

Strausser spent one season as assistant head coach/offensive line at the University of Colorado in 2006 after coaching the offensive line at Boise State from 2001-05.

Before joining Boise State in 2001, Strausser spent 12 seasons in a variety of college offensive coaching positions. He served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Portland State University in 2000 after three years as offensive coordinator for Foothill College from 1997-99.

Strausser spent two seasons each at San Jose State University (1995-96) and Portland State (1993-94), working as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for both schools.

He began his coaching career instructing wide receivers and tight ends at Menlo College in 1989. Strausser joined the Division-I coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Oregon State University from 1990-91 before taking a position at Sonoma State University in 1992 coaching offensive tackles, tight ends and special teams.

Strausser graduated from Chico State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He went on to earn his master’s in education from Oregon State in 1991.

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