Josh Boyer is in his sixth season as cornerbacks coach on Head Coach Bill Belichick's staff after serving three seasons as defensive backs coach. Boyer originally joined the Patriots as a coaching assistant in 2006, serving in that role for three seasons.
Under his guidance in 2016, the Patriots cornerbacks were part of a defense that finished in the top-10 in the NFL in total defense (8th) and allowed a league-low 15.6 points per game.
Boyer has coached a defensive backfield that helped the Patriots lead the NFL in turnover differential in 2012 and 2010 and finished first in the AFC in 2011.
Under his guidance in 2011, Kyle Arrington tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions. The 2011 season was the second consecutive year a Patriots defensive back finished in the top two in the NFL in interceptions. Devin McCourty tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions in 2010.
Boyer began his coaching career in 2000 as an assistant coach at King's College (Pa.). He served as a graduate assistant at the University of Dayton (2001) and Kent State (2002-2003) before becoming defensive backs coach at Bryant University in 2004. In 2005, he served as defensive coordinator for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Boyer was a four-year starter at Muskingum College (Ohio) from 1996-99, playing wide receiver for three years before switching to defensive back as a senior. He was named All-Ohio Athletic Conference as a senior defensive back in 1999.
Boyer is a native of Heath, Ohio, and married wife, Kristi, this past offseason. He was a two-time Academic All-Conference selection at Muskingum and graduated in 2000 with a degree in physical education and health.