Robert Boss leaves for coaching opportunity PDF 
Chicago Rush fullback Robert Boss has decided to leave the team to accept a position as offensive line coach at his alma mater, Northern Michigan University, the Rush announced today. 

“The loss of Robert Boss leaves a huge hole on our team,” said Rush head coach Mike Hohensee.  “He was not only a great player for us, but he was a great leader and ambassador for the Rush and the Arena Football League. I believe his passion for the game and charismatic personality will transcend him into an outstanding coach.  I fully expect him to make a difference in the lives of the young men he works with, as he did with all of us here in Chicago.”

“I want to thank the Rush organization and the Rush fans for all the great memories,” said Boss.  “It was a pleasure to have the chance to play for such a great organization and in front of the fans at Allstate Arena.  During my three years in Chicago, I’ve made countless unforgettable memories.

“My lifelong dream always has been to coach, and the opportunity to return to my alma mater to begin my coaching career is one that I cannot pass up.  I wish all the best to the Rush organization and look forward to cheering the team on as it works to bring an ArenaBowl title back to Chicago this year.”

Boss played in all 13 games for the Rush this season, moving to fullback after playing two seasons on the offensive line.  In addition to providing excellent blocking for quarterback Russ Michna, he proved to be quite a threat on offense, rushing for 119 yards and 10 touchdowns, and catching 15 passes for 157 yards and five TDs.

The Rush returns home this weekend to begin a two-game homestand by hosting the Arizona Rattlers Saturday night at Allstate Arena.  Good seats remain available for Saturday’s game and fans wishing to purchase tickets should call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit the Ticketmaster Web site at www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets – which range in price from $10 to $60 – also may be purchased in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or the Allstate Arena box office.