Tyler Bowen joined the Maryland coaching staff in February 2017 after spending two extremely successful seasons at Fordham Univeristy, serving most recently as the offensive coordinator in 2016.
In 2016, Bowen’s offense led the Patriot League and ranked fourth in the NCAA FCS in both total offense (498.2 yards per game) and scoring average (40.1 points per game). The Rams also led the league and ranked 12th in the NCAA FCS in rushing offense (229.7 yards per game).
In Bowen’s two seasons at Fordham, four offensive linemen garnered All-America and All-Patriot League honors. Bowen also coached All-American running back Chase Edmunds, who finished fourth in the voting for the 2016 Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the NCAA FCS offensive player of the year. Edmonds led the NCAA FCS in rushing yards per game (163.5) and was second in total rushing yards as well as ranking second in all-purpose yards per game (194.6) and third in rushing touchdowns.
In his first year at Fordam, Bowen helped the Rams offense lead the Patriot League and rank ninth in the NCAA FCS in scoring, averaging 36.8 points per game. The Rams also led the league and were second in the NCAA FCS in passing efficiency (168.30).
Bowen arrived at Fordham after spending the 2014 season as an offensive graduate assistant coach at Penn State University. He helped the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 mark in 2014 and a win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Prior to Penn State, Bowen served as the tight ends coach at Towson University in 2013. That year, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA FCS championship game, finished ranked number two in the country and set numerous school records, including most wins in a season (13).
A native of Helena, Ga., Bowen played three years of football at the University of Maryland before becoming a student assistant coach for head coach Ralph Friedgen in 2010 when it was determined that he couldn’t play football anymore due to injuries. In his season as a student assistant, he helped Maryland post a 9-4 record and a win in the Military Bowl.
After he received his degree in 2010, he joined the Terps staff as a graduate assistant. During his two seasons as a G.A. at Maryland, he worked with the offensive linemen and the wide receivers.