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Jon Budmayr Named Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach at Colorado State
Budmayr arrives in Fort Collins after six seasons at Wisconsin including three as quarterbacks coach.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – After three seasons leading quarterbacks in the Big Ten Conference, Jon Budmayr has been tabbed as Colorado State’s next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Steve Addazio announced on Thursday.
“We are excited to bring Jon, his wife Kaitlyn, and their daughter Sienna to Colorado State,” Addazio said. “Jon is a rising star in the coaching profession, and his pillars of offensive football align with the type of program we are building here: a tough, physical, hard-nosed football team. Having played and coached the position in the Big Ten, Jon’s knowledge and perspective of the role the quarterback plays will be significant in the development of our student-athletes.”
Under Budmayr’s direction, Badger quarterbacks set Wisconsin programs including a school-record 236 completions by then-junior Jack Coan in 2019. Coan’s 2019 season also included the third-most passing yards in a season in Wisconsin history (2,727), and his 69.6 percent completion rate ranked third in school history and was No. 7 nationally that year. Coan’s passing efficiency rating of 151.8 is also the third-highest at Wisconsin for a single season.
“This was an opportunity that I was excited about the moment it was offered,” Budmayr said. “I am so thankful for the support and love of my wife, Kaitlyn, and our daughter Sienna. I would also like to thank Steve Addazio and Joe Parker for the trust they have shown in me to develop the young men in our program into leaders and champions. Our offense will reflect our culture, disciplined and tough, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Budmayr was also integral in the recruitment and development of Graham Mertz, one of the highest rated quarterbacks in Wisconsin history. In his first career start at Illinois in 2020 as a redshirt freshman, Mertz was a stellar 20-of-21 (95.2) for 248 yards and five touchdowns.
Prior to his promotion to quarterbacks coach at the start of the 2018 season, Budmayr served as a quality control assistant for two seasons and spent 2015 as a graduate assistant with UW’s quarterbacks.
In 2017, sophomore Alex Hornibrook threw for 2,644 yards and 25 touchdowns, second-most in Wisconsin history. Four of his TD passes came in the Orange Bowl, earning him MVP honors in the Badgers’ 34-24 win over Miami. Sharing the quarterback duties in 2016, senior Bart Houston and Hornibrook combined to give UW a pair of 1,000-yard passers and had the Badgers ranked fourth in the Big Ten in passing efficiency (135.9).
His first season on staff saw Budmayr assisting the second-leading passer in Wisconsin history, Joel Stave, who threw for 2,687 yards as a senior and was named MVP of the Holiday Bowl for leading the Badgers past USC.
Budmayr returned to Wisconsin after spending a year as an offensive graduate assistant at Pittsburgh under head coach Paul Chryst.
Injuries derailed Budmayr’s playing career at Wisconsin after the 2010 season, when he lettered for the UW team that posted an 11-2 record and won the Big Ten title, but he went on to serve as a student assistant coach for the Badgers in 2012 and 2013.
In his prep days, Budmayr quarterbacked Marian Central Catholic to the Illinois Class 5A title game as a sophomore and the state semifinals as a junior before missing his senior season due to injury. A three-year starter, he finished his prep career with 5,172 passing yards and 38 touchdowns.
A native of Woodstock, Ill., Budmayr earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wisconsin in 2013. He and his wife, Kaitlyn, were married in 2016 and they welcomed daughter Sienna in 2020.
THE BUDMAYR FILE
Birthday: December 15, 1990
Hometown: Woodstock, Ill.
Education: Wisconsin (2013, B.A.)
2014 – Pittsburgh (Graduate Assistant)
2015 – Wisconsin (Graduate Assistant)
2016-17 – Wisconsin (Quality Control)
2018-20 – Wisconsin (Quarterbacks)
2021 – Colorado State (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
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