Greg Studrawa is in his second season as Maryland’s offensive line coach.
Studrawa brings 26 years of collegiate coaching experience to College Park including seven seasons (2007-2013) at LSU serving as the offensive line coach along with two seasons as the offensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012.
In his first season at Maryland, Studrawa coached a unit that helped Maryland total three 200-yard rushing performances and five performances of 400 or more yards of total offense. The Terps opened the season with 285 yards on the ground against James Madison. It was the fourth-highest rushing total for a Maryland offense in the last decade.
The Terps’ offensive line helped quarterback C.J. Brown rush for over 100 yards twice during the 2014 season to increase his career mark to nine, the most-ever for a Maryland quarterback and fourth highest in program history.
In his seven years with the Tigers, Studrawa helped LSU to a national title, a pair of SEC titles and to five 10-plus win seasons. In his two years as LSU’s offensive coordinator, Studrawa helped the Tigers to a 23-4 overall mark, and during his seven years on the staff, LSU posted a 73-20 mark.
During his tenure in Baton Rouge, Studrawa’s line paved the way for four 1,000-yard backs – Jacob Hester in 2007, Charles Scott in 2008, Stevan Ridley in 2010, and Jeremy Hill in 2013.
In 2013, Studrawa coached an offensive line that featured a pair of second team All-SEC selections in junior tackle La’el Collins and sophomore guard Trai Turner. The Tiger offensive line also paved the way for running back Jeremy Hill to rush for 1,401 yards, the second-highest total in school history. As a unit, LSU’s offense accounted for a school-record 37 rushing touchdowns.
In his two seasons serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Studrawa’s unit averaged over 170 yards rushing both times: 2012 (173.7 ypg) and 2011 (202.57 ypg). In 2011, the rushing attack ranked 22nd nationally as four running backs accounted for seven or more rushing touchdowns en route to setting a then-LSU school record with 35 rushing TDs.
In seven years at LSU, Studrawa produced eight All-SEC performers as well as two first-team All-Americans (Will Blackwell in 2011 and Herman Johnson in 2008) and a second-team All-America (Ciron Black in 2009) on the offensive line. Black was awarded the prestigious Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2009, which goes to the top offensive lineman in the SEC.
In 2010, Studrawa tutored Joseph Barksdale to second team All-SEC honors before being selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Barksdale led a unit that ranked fourth in the SEC in rushing yards (185.7) and fifth in the league in sacks allowed (24).
In his first year with the Tigers in 2007, Studrawa molded an offensive line that helped LSU capture both the national and league titles that year. LSU averaged 214.1 yards a game on the ground that season, which ranked 11th nationally.
Prior to joining LSU, Studrawa held the position of offensive coordinator at Bowling Green from 2003-06, overseeing some of the top offenses at both the national and Mid-America Conference level during that time. He was also the assistant head coach for the Falcons during the 2006 season.
In his four years as the offensive coordinator, Bowling Green played in two bowl games – beating Northwestern, 28-24, in the 2003 Motor City Bowl and defeating Memphis, 52-35, in the 2004 GMAC Bowl - and posted a combined record of 30-19. Studrawa also helped lead the Falcons to two of the biggest wins in school history as they beat 16th-ranked Purdue, 27-26, in 2003 and followed that with a 34-18 victory over 12th-ranked Northern Illinois later that year.
In 2005, Studrawa led a Bowling Green offense that ranked second in the MAC in both passing (283.9) and scoring (33.8) and was third in the league in pass efficiency (142.4).
In 2004, BGSU finished second nationally in total offense with a MAC record 506.3 yards per game. That season, the Falcons had four games of scoring at least 50 points as they averaged 49.4 points over their final nine games of the season.
Individually, quarterback Omar Jacobs was named the 2004 MAC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the nation in TD passes with a league record 41. Jacobs was second in the nation in passing yards per game as well as total offense and set an NCAA record with a 41:4 TD-interception ratio. Jacobs went on to become a fifth round NFL Draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.
Studrawa also guided an offensive line that allowed a league-low 11 sacks in 2004 as three members of that interior line were named All-MAC, including center Scott Mruczkowski, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
In his first year as Bowling Green’s offensive coordinator, Studrawa guided the Falcon offense to a No. 3 national ranking in total offense. The Falcons were also ranked 11th nationally in passing, 14th in pass efficiency and No. 18 in rushing.
The 2003 Bowling Green offense broke a total of 10 school records during the season – six team and four individual – on its way to an 11-3 overall mark, which was capped with a 28-24 win over Big Ten member Northwestern in the Motor City Bowl.
Studrawa served as the offensive line coach at Bowling Green in 2001 and 2002 before being elevated to the offensive coordinator position in 2003.
Prior to his return to Bowling Green, he spent three years as the offensive line coach at Arkansas State. Other coaching stops for Studrawa include serving as a graduate assistant at Cincinnati in 1989 and 1990 as well as holding offensive coordinator duties at Wilmington (Ohio) College from 1991-96. He followed that with a one-year stint as a graduate assistant at Ohio State in 1997.
As a player, Studrawa was a two-year starter at left tackle for Bowling Green in 1986 and 1987. Studrawa was named the recipient of Bowling Green’s Coaches Award following the 1987 season.
A native of Fostoria, Ohio, Studrawa and his wife Cindy have three daughters – Samantha, Katelin, and Allison.
The Studrawa File
Date of Birth: November 3, 1964
• Primary: Maryland, Southwestern and Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania