NNU Crusader men’s basketball Coach Tim Hills recently met with NY Giant’s starting tight end, Kevin Boss, in New York. Hills has known Boss for the past six years since he was Boss’ basketball coach at Western Oregon University. Kevin Boss grew up in Philomath, Ore. and attended WOU in 2002 where he red-shirted with the football team his freshman year. Boss then added basketball as a second sport and developed a relationship with Tim Hills, then WOU’s coach.
The two have kept in touch over the years and during football season, Hills and Boss call or e-mail several times a month. Boss was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 draft to the NY Giants. That season the Giants’ starting tight end was injured and Boss took his place, competing in and winning the XLIV Super Bowl v. the New England Patriots.
Coach Hills says of Boss’ fame, “His football success will never change him. I wish everyone could meet Kevin; he is one of the nicest, hardest working players that I have ever coached.”
After the Giants/Seahawks game earlier this month, Boss presented Hills with his game jersey and a signed football. While Coach Hills plans on keeping the jersey (framed and hanging in his home) he has donated the football to the NNU Homecoming Auction to raise funds for the Crusader basketball team.
Support the Crusaders basketball team along with many other departments and scholarship funds at the NNU Homecoming Auction on Nov. 8. Bid on items such as a duel-autographed basketball by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, sky-box tickets for the BSU vs. Fresno State football game, a signed mini-Notre Dame football and a framed Jerry Rice jersey with his rookie card included. Other items include massage packages, catered meals, local and distant vacation packages, original, framed art, hand-made quilts and much, much more. Click here to preview the items or call (208) 467-8841 for more information.
The live auction will be held at the Brandt Center located at 707 Fern St. in Nampa on Saturday, Nov. 8. Preview begins at 9 a.m. and bidding begins at 10 a.m. A free continental breakfast will be provided.