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Northwest Bearcats

Joel Osborn

Joel Osborn

Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coord.

OfficeLamkin Activity Center 225
Phone(660) 562-1088
Alma MaterNorthwest Missouri State '08
HometownHarlan, Iowa

Joel Osborn enters his first season at Northwest as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. At Northwest Osborn has been at Northwest since 2004 as a player and graduate assistant, coaching the wide receivers. Northwest has won five MIAA championships and one National Championship during Osborn's tenure. Osborn was the starting quarterback for the Bearcats during the 2007 and 2008 seasons and led Northwest to two national runner-up finishes, finishing with a combined record of 25-4.


Osborn was the 2008 MIAA MVP after throwing for 3,249 yards and 24 touchdowns. He passed for 5,501 yards and 54 touchdowns during his four-year career and remains the most accurate passer in program history, completing 67 percent of his passes.


After throwing passes to Jake Soy he helped groom Soy into the 2009 National Wide Receiver of the Year. Soy led the nation with 27 touchdown catches and 1,559 yards receiving in 2009. Both of those marks set conference and school records. In 2010, under Osborn's tutelage, Soy was a first team All-MIAA selection and the recipient of the Ken B. Jones MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year Award. Soy caught 83 passes for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns. In Osborn's two years as a graduate assistant, three players combined to earn four All-MIAA accolades and two All-American honors.


A native of Harlan, Iowa, Osborn earned his bachelor's degree at Northwest in 2008 and received his master's in 2011.


Osborn resides in Maryville with his wife, Audrey.