Ken Bos was a three-time NCAA All-American, twice in Division II and once in Division I with a fourth-place finish in 1969.
He was a Division II national champion in 1969, the year Cal Poly hosted the national championships and claimed the team title. Bos also placed third in the 1968 Division II finals and was a quarterfinalist in the 1968 Division I finals. Cal Poly won Division II national team titles in both 1968 and 1969.
Bos was inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1998, California Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.
Bos served as wrestling coach at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier from 1972-89 and led his teams to pair of state championships, 10 conference or regional titles, coached nine individual state champions, three state tournament MVPs and 34 Community College All-Americans.
He also coached at Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo in 1970 and Santa Barbara High School in 1971.
Bos placed third in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Trials and served as competition director for wrestling at the 23rd Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. He was president of the California Community College Wrestling Coaches Association. earned state wrestling coach of the year honors in 1979 and 1988 and was named California Community College Physical Educator of the Year in 1999.
Bos, who was a referee for the 1981 NCAA Division I National
Championships at Princeton, retired in 2005 after 37 years of
service at Rio Hondo College as a coach and teacher and currently
resides in Arroyo Grande with his wife Robbie. He earned his
bachelor’s degree in physical education at Cal Poly in 1969
and obtained his master’s degree in 1970.