Bruce Barnum

Bruce Barnum begins his fourth season as the Portland State Football Head Coach and ninth year in the program in 2018.

Barnum has seen the highs and lows of the profession, taking his team to the NCAA Playoffs and earning National Coach of the Year honors in 2015, and dealing with the challenge of a winless 2017 as he tries to rebuild his Viking program.

The signs of change began late in 2017 as Barnum appears to have found the gun-slinging passing game that he was known for at previous stops Idaho State and Cornell (PSU threw for 1,189 yards in the last three games). And, the addition of new defensive coordinator Payam Saadat at the beginning of 2018 as he transforms a youthful defense that ranked last in the Big Sky Conference.

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