Rhule Names Bicknell Wide Receivers Coach

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 16:29:41-05

NFL coaching veteran Bob Bicknell has been hired as Baylor’s wide receivers coach, head coach Matt Rhule announced Thursday.

“I am very glad to welcome Coach Bicknell and his family to Waco,” Rhule said. “His experience coaching NFL wide receivers will be a great asset to our staff as we work to develop young men for success in the classroom, on the field and in life.”  

Bicknell comes to Baylor after spending one season as the San Francisco 49ers wide receivers coach. Prior to that he was in the same role with the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons.

Over a 26-year professional and collegiate coaching career, Bicknell has worked for four NFL teams San Francisco (2016), Philadelphia (2013-15), Buffalo (2010-12) and Kansas City (2007-09). He has experience collegiately at Boston University (1993-97) and Temple University (2006). With the Owls, Bicknell coached the offensive line, while Rhule coached the Temple defensive line.

Prior to his time at Temple, Bicknell spent eight years in NFL Europe (1998-2005), including stints as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for the Cologne Centurions (2004-05) and Berlin Thunder (2001-03). While in Europe, Bicknell won three consecutive World Bowls as part of the coaching staff of the Thunder (2000-01) and Frankfurt Galaxy (1999).

A native of Holliston, Mass., Bicknell was a three-year letterman as a tight end at Boston College (1989-91). He comes from a football family as his father, Jack, was the head coach at BC from 1981-90 and spent 13 seasons as a head coach in NFL Europe before retiring in 2007. Bicknell and his wife, Stacey, have two children, Gabriella and Grace.

Here is an updated listing of Rhule’s staff with assigned positions:

Phil Snow - Defensive Coordinator
Jeff Nixon - Co-Offensive Coordinator (Running Backs)
Glenn Thomas - Co-Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks)

Francis Brown - Assistant Head Coach (Defensive Backs)

Bob Bicknell - Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers)
George DeLeone - Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
Joey McGuire - Assistant Coach (Tight Ends)
Elijah Robinson - Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
Mike Siravo - Assistant Coach (Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator)

In total, Rhule’s staff has a combined 131 years of collegiate coaching experience, 43 years of coaching in the state of Texas and 37 years of NFL coaching experience.