Former Ohio State Buckeye Jim Cordle is in his second season as a graduate assistant. He worked with coach Ed Warinner and the team's offensive linemen in 2015 and this year he will assist new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.
Cordle offers a unique perspective to the Buckeye lineman as he played and started at three positions in college: tackle, guard and center.
Cordle was a three-year starter on Ohio State teams that won Big Ten championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He started 33 times during those three seasons and played in 41 games as a Buckeye. Ohio State, in fact, won a Big Ten title every year Cordle was with the program, a run that started during his true freshman campaign in 2005 and extended five years through his senior year of 2009.
After graduating from Ohio State in 2009 with a degree in business administration, Cordle was signed by the New York Giants, where he played four seasons with the National Football League club. He played in 33 games along the offensive line, started seven times and was part of the Giants Super Bowl XLVI championship team.
Cordle, who is married to the former Kerry McNally, from Canfield, Ohio, is working on his master's degree in Ohio State's sports management program. The couple has a young son, Hunter.