Brooklyn, NY—-ASA College Offensive Coordinator Chris Boden has been promoted as the school’s second ever Head Football Coach. He replaces Dennis Orlando who led the Avengers to the last three Northeast Football Conference championship games, two conference championships, two Bowl Games, the Carrier Dome Bowl Championship in 2013, and the Northeast Football Conference’s conference game winning-streak record (14 in a row). Boden has been the program’s Offensive Coordinator since its inception in 2009.
The ASA offense finished third in the Northeast Football Conference in total offense in 2014. ASA ranked second in scoring offense, averaging just over 28 ppg.
In 2013, the Avengers finished in the top-ten in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 37.8 per game. ASA’s quarterback that same season finished 8th in touchdown passes.
Helping the program to their first conference championship and bowl game appearance in 2012, the Avengers finished with 11th best total offense in the country. That same team finished third in scoring offense averaging a little over 47 ppg.
Prior to ASA, Boden had been a player and a coach in the Arena Football League, and as the quarterbacks’ coach at Fordham University.
As a player, Boden was a three-year starter at Quarterback at Villanova University. He set 24 school records during his career and seven Atlantic-10 marks with the Wildcats. He was named to the Walter Camp All-American team in 1997 and was First Team All-Atlantic 10 from 1997-1999. He is the school’s all-time leading passer with 868 completions for 10,146 yards and 99 touchdowns.
In addition, he won the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA Ernie Davis Award, given to the player who overcame personal, athletic, or academic adversity to perform in an exemplary manner. In 1999, Boden was awarded the Villanova Male Athlete of the Year and the Philadelphia Amateur Athlete of the Year.