Greg Studrawa is in his second season as coach of Ohio State’s offensive linemen. In his first season as the unit’s coach in 2016, Studrawa coached one of the top lines in the country, one that was one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Offensive Line Award with two lineman – Pat Elflein and Billy Price – earning first-team All-America accolades. Elflein also was named the Rimington Award winner as the nation’s outstanding center and the Big Ten’s offensive lineman of the year.
Studrawa was offensive line coach for two seasons at Maryland prior to coming to Ohio State. This after spending the previous seven years on Les Miles’ LSU staff, winning a national championship and two Southeastern Conference titles while tutoring 10 all-conference performers along offensive lines that paved the way for four 1,000-yard rushers. He was offensive coordinator for two years at LSU, a position he also held for a total of 10 years at Bowling Green and Wilmington (Ohio) College.
Studrawa, who has coached the offensive line for 25 of his 28 years in coaching, actually helped LSU to two national championship games – winning the 2007 game and also in 2013 after a 13-0 campaign. Studrawa was a part of LSU’s greatest decade of football during this time, a span that included SEC titles in 2007 and 2011.
Studrawa coached the offensive line his first four seasons in Baton Rouge before a two-year cycle as the team’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2011 and 2012. His 2011 Tiger offense ranked 17th nationally in scoring at 35.7 points per game, set school-records with nine 40-point games and 35 rushing touchdowns, and helped the team go 8-0 in the SEC with wins over Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Georgia in the SEC title game. His 2012 offensive unit, despite a rash of injuries on the line and a first-year starting quarterback, still went 10-3 overall with all three losses by a combined 13 points.
Among the 10 all-SEC honorees Studrawa coached along the offensive line at LSU were two-time first-team all-SEC pick Herman Johnson and first-team honorees Ciron Black, Will Blackman and Alex Hurst. Blackman (2011) and Johnson (2008) were also each named first-team All-Americans.
Studrawa is a Buckeye. He was born in Fostoria, attended St. Wendelin High School and played collegiately at Bowling Green between 1984-87. A two-year starter along the offensive line, he graduated in 1987 with a degree in business. He has a 1985 Mid-American Conference championship on his playing days resume.
Following his playing career, Studrawa coached collegiately for 15 years throughout the state of Ohio. He spent two years as a graduate assistant at Cincinnati (1989-90), six seasons at Wilmington College (1991-96), a year at Ohio State as a grad assistant under John Cooper (1997) and six years at Bowling Green (2001-06), including under Meyer in 2001-02.
Studrawa was Bowling Green’s offensive coordinator between 2003-06, during which time the Falcons were 30-19 overall and defeated both Northwestern (2003 Motor City Bowl) and Northern Illinois (2004 GMAC Bowl) in bowl games. The Falcons were second in the nation in 2004 with a MAC record 504.3 yards per game. In 2003 the unit was third nationally in total offense.
In addition to quarterback Omar Jacobs winning MAC offensive player of the year honors in 2004, Studrawa tutored three first-team all-MAC linemen – Scott Mruczkowski in 2003, Rob Warren in 2004 and Kory Lichtensteiger in 2006 – plus an additional five guys to second-team all-MAC accolades.
Studrawa and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters: Samantha, Katelin and Allison.
Greg Studrawa Quick Facts
Hometown: Fostoria, Ohio
High School: St. Wendelin
Alma Mater: Bowling Green, 1987
Year in Coaching: 28th (2nd season at Ohio State)
Children: Daughters Samantha, Katelin and Allison
Greg Studrawa Coaching Assignments
|2016-pres.||Offensive Line||Ohio State University|
|2015||Offensive Line||University of Maryland|
|2014||Offensive Line||University of Maryland|
|2012||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line||LSU|
|2011||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line||LSU|
|2006||Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator||Bowling Green|
|2005||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line||Bowling Green|
|2004||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line||Bowling Green|
|2003||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line||Bowling Green|
|2002||Offensive Line||Bowling Green|
|2001||Offensive Line||Bowling Green|
|2000||Offensive Line||Arkansas State|
|1999||Offensive Line||Arkansas State|
|1999||Offensive Line||Arkansas State|
|1997||Graduate Assistant||Ohio State University|
|1996||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1995||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1994||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1993||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1992||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1991||Offensive Coordinator||Wilmington College|
|1990||Graduate Assistant||University of Cincinnati|
|1989||Graduate Assistant||University of Cincinnati|
Urban Meyer Press Conference 3/6/18