The Cincinnati Bengals today announced the hiring of three assistants for the team's 2019 coaching staff.
Here is a look at those new assistants, which include Jemal Singleton (running backs), Joey Boese (strength and conditioning) and Doug Rosfeld (director of coaching operations):
Singleton, 43, comes to the Bengals from the Oakland Raiders, for whom he was running backs coach in 2018. Previously, he was running backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2016-17.
Singleton began his coaching career as a prep assistant at the Air Force Academy in 2000. After serving his military commitment, he returned to Air Force, where he continued through 2010 as varsity assistant coach (2003-05), running backs coach ('06) and running backs coach/run game coordinator ('07-10). He then coached running backs at Oklahoma State University (2011-14), before moving to the University of Arkansas, where he served both as running backs coach and special teams coordinator in '15.
Singleton earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the Air Force Academy, where he played running back for three seasons (1996-98) and was a two-time team captain, as both a junior and a senior. The son of an Air Force Sergeant, he was born in Incirlik, Turkey.
Boese, 38, comes to the Bengals after spending the last three seasons (2016-18) as the head football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois. He previously was head football strength and conditioning coach at Fresno State University from 2012-15.
Boese spent 2008-11 as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas A&M University under head coach Mike Sherman. While at A&M, Boese also worked as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Aggies' baseball team from 2009-11.
Boese is a 2002 alum of the University of Wisconsin, where he played defensive back on the football team and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He continued his playing career in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 2003-06, and then earned a master's degree from Emporia State in '08 before moving into the coaching ranks. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His last name is pronounced "bo-ZAY."
Rosfeld, 39, comes to the Bengals from Cincinnati's Moeller High School, where in his one season as football head coach (2018) at his alma mater, he led the Crusaders to a Greater Catholic League title and was named GCL Coach of the Year.
Rosfeld previously was the Director of Player Development for three seasons (2015-17) at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to UC, Rosfeld worked at Moeller from 2005-14 as offensive line coach, also serving as rugby head coach from '09-14.
Rosfeld played center at UC from 1997-2000, starting 34 games. He was named first-team All-Conference-USA after both his junior and senior seasons. His last name is pronounced "ROSS-feld."