|Position:||Offensive Line Coach|
Bryan Stinespring was hired to coach Maryland's offensive line in January 2018. After spending 26 years on Frank Beamer's staff at Virginia Tech, Stinespring helped James Madison win the 2016 FCS National Championship.
Stinespring spent two seasons at James Madison, leading the Dukes to a 28-2 record and back-to-back appearances in the FCS national title game. After working his first season as the tight ends coach, he transitioned to offensive line coach in 2017. He additionally served as the team's run-game coordinator. The Dukes ranked third nationally in first downs (325), ninth in completion percentage (64.9%), 15th in scoring offense (34.4), 22nd in pass efficiency (142.46 rating), 25th in rushing (194.3) and 30th in total offense (419.0) in 2017.
He coached a pair of players to All-America status in left tackle Aaron Stinnie and right tackle Jahee Jackson. Stinnie, who was voted Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I Offensive Lineman of the Year, was named to five different All-America teams, earning First Team status on four of them. Jackson, who was a Second Team All-CAA pick, earned a spot on the HERO Sports Sophomore All-America Team.
In his first year with the program, the JMU offense set several Colonial Athletic Association records, including marks for scoring (700), rushing offense (4,125), total offense (7,612) and first downs (380). JMU led the country in first downs while ranking second scoring (46.7), fourth in third-down conversions (50%) and fifth in rushing average (275.0).
Stinespring’s tight ends group accounted for over 400 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season, led by First Team All-CAA selection Jonathan Kloosterman. Kloosterman made 24 receptions for 322 yards and a team-best seven touchdowns. During JMU’s run to the national championship, he made six receptions, five of which resulted in touchdowns.
A native of Clifton Forge, Va., Stinespring returned home to his alma mater after spending the previous 26 years on Frank Beamer’s coaching staff at Virginia Tech (1990-2015).
In his time with Tech, the program won seven conference championships and advanced to 23 consecutive bowl games. The Hokies earned invitations to eight BCS bowl games, including the national championship game in the 1999 season.
Stinespring served as the recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach from 2012-15 after an 11-year stint as offensive coordinator from 2002-12. He was primarily the team’s tight ends coach for his final 10 seasons (2006-15) in Blacksburg.
Prior to his elevation to offensive coordinator, Stinespring was assistant head coach for one season (2001). He managed the offensive line for eight years (1998-2005) and handled tight ends for the first time for five seasons (1993-97). After serving as a graduate assistant for two years, Stinespring was hired into his first full-time role under Beamer as director of sports programs in 1992.
Stinespring guided Bucky Hodges to All-ACC accolades. In 2015, Hodges made 40 receptions for 530 yards and six touchdowns as he was named a Second Team All-ACC honoree by the coaches and Third Team member by the media.
During his rookie season, Hodges was a USA Today Freshman All-American and Third Team All-ACC selection from the media after accumulating 45 catches for 526 yards and seven scores. The seven receiving scores set Virginia Tech’s single-season record for TDs by a tight end. The duo of Hodges and Ryan Malleck combined for 721 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014.
While Stinespring was the offensive coordinator, David Wilson broke VT’s single-season rushing record in 2011 en route to being named ACC Player of the Year and becoming a first-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. His offense that season featured the top two receivers in school history and Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient Blake DeChristopher.
In 2010, the offense flourished behind ACC Player of the Year Tyrod Taylor, who quarterbacked the Hokies to the ACC championship and a berth in the Orange Bowl before entering the NFL. The year prior, Ryan Williams was the key piece in Virginia Tech’s 14th-ranked rushing offense nationally. In 2007, he had four offensive players taken in the NFL Draft, including Duane Brown in the first round.
During his time with the offensive line, Stinespring coached Jake Grove to the 2003 Rimington Trophy as the center became just the third consensus All-American in program history. He was also the first center taken in the 2004 NFL Draft.
After taking over the line in 1998, he helped send two linemen, Derek Smith and Dwight Vick, on to the NFL. The line helped the Hokies set new rushing benchmarks in the BIG EAST during the 1999 and 2000 seasons as Tech advanced to the national title game during the 1999 season. In 2002, the line cleared the way for Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones, who combined for over 2,100 rushing yards.
Stinespring spent his first four years coaching at the high school level. After a three-year stint at Lexington High School (1986-88), he coached Patrick Henry High School for one year (1989) before heading to Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant.
Stinespring was a walk-on player for the Dukes in the early 1980s. He graduated from JMU in 1986 and earned his postgraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1992.
He is married to the former Shelley Franklin and the couple have a son, Daniel, twin daughters, Carolina and Olivia, and another daughter, Ella.