Getting productivity in the running game is commonplace when Ron Boyd is the team’s Offensive Line Coach.
In 2014, Boyd’s front line paved the way for an average of 347.2 rushing yards per contest, the second-highest single-season average in school history and second-highest average in the nation. With first-team All-SoCon selection Sam Frye as his anchor, Boyd helped the Bulldogs rank in the top 10 nationally in four other categories, including second in sacks allowed (6.0), seventh in time of possession (32:32), ninth in red zone offense (89.8 percent) and 10th in third-down conversions (47.8).
Boyd arrived at The Citadel following nine years on staff at Lenoir-Rhyne, where in addition to coaching offensive line he also served as the Bears’ strength and conditioning coach and equipment manager.
In 2013, Boyd led an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 370.9 yards per game and set the NCAA record for all divisions in rushing yards in a single season with 5,563.
Under the direction of Boyd, a Bear offensive lineman received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the top offensive lineman in the South Atlantic Conference, in each of his final four seasons, including 2013 recipient and Division II All-American Joe Ray.
In 2012, Boyd’s offensive line helped Lenoir-Rhyne average 376.2 rushing yards per game, the second-highest mark in Division II. In all, the Bears set a school single-season record with 4,515 rushing yards and Kaleb Myrick won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
The Bears ranked third in the country in rushing in 2011, and two-time All-American Chandler Rearden won his second straight Jacobs Blocking Trophy. In 2010 the offensive line helped Lenoir-Rhyne lead Division II in rushing at more than 319 yards per outing. In addition, Rearden became the first Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient in school history.
Boyd, a native of Delmont, Pennsylvania, and a 1992 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan, was a three-year letterwinner, two-year starter and team captain his senior year.
Boyd is an active member of the American Football Coaches Association and has served on several of the organization’s committees.