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Tyler Bowen

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Tyler Bowen
Virginia Tech Hokies
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 32)
Helena, Georgia
Career information
High school:Telfair County (McRae, Georgia)
College:Maryland
Career history
As a coach:
  • Maryland (2010)
    Student assistant
  • Maryland (2011–2012)
    Graduate assistant
  • Towson (2013)
    Tight ends coach
  • Penn State (2014)
    Graduate assistant
  • Fordham (2015)
    Offensive line coach
  • Fordham (2016)
    Offensive coordinator & offensive line coach
  • Maryland (2017)
    Offensive line coach
  • Penn State (2018–2019)
    Tight ends coach & offensive recruiting coordinator
  • Penn State (2019)
    Interim offensive coordinator
  • Penn State (2020)
    Co-offensive coordinator, offensive recruiting coordinator & tight ends coach
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)
    Tight ends coach
  • Virginia Tech (2022–present)
    Offensive coordinator & tight ends coach

Tyler Bowen (born July 12, 1989) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Virginia Tech Hokies football. He previously served as the tight ends coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), an assistant coach at Penn State University, University of Maryland, College Park, Fordham University and Towson University.

Early years

Bowen is a native of Helena, Georgia.[1]

Playing career

College

From 2007 to 2009, Bowen played college football as an offensive lineman at the University of Maryland, College Park.[2] During the 2010 season under the tutelage of head coach Ralph Friedgen and offensive coordinator James Franklin,[3] he helped Maryland post a 9–4 record.[4]

Coaching career

Maryland

Bowen began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, as a graduate assistant under head coach Randy Edsall. During his two seasons as a graduate assistant at Maryland, Bowen worked with the offensive linemen and the wide receivers.[2]

Towson

In 2013, Bowen joined as the tight ends coach at Towson University. In Bowen's first and only season coaching at Towson, the Tigers advanced to the FCS Championship Game and finished No. 2 in the country.[5][6]

Penn State

In 2014, Bowen was hired as an offensive graduate assistant at Penn State University under head coach James Franklin. Bowen spent the season primarily assisting with the offensive line.[7]

Fordham

In 2015, Bowen joined Fordham as their offensive line coach under head coach Joe Moorhead and was promoted to offensive coordinator under head coach Andrew Breiner in 2016.[3]

Maryland (second stint)

In 2017, Bowen returned to the University of Maryland, College Park as their offensive line coach under head coach D. J. Durkin.[4]

Penn State (second stint)

In 2018, Bowen rejoined Penn State University as their tight ends coach and offensive recruiting coordinator under head coach James Franklin.[7] In his first season in coaching tight ends, true freshman Pat Freiermuth finished second among FBS tight ends with eight touchdowns. Freiermuth claimed The Athletic All-America and All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition for his efforts.[8][9] In 2019, Bowen was named the interim offensive coordinator following the departure of Ricky Rahne, who left to become the head coach at Old Dominion University. In 2020, Bowen was promoted to co-offensive coordinator while retaining his roles as the offensive recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On February 1, 2021, Bowen was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their tight ends coach under head coach Urban Meyer.

Virginia Tech

Bowen became the offensive coordinator for Virginia Tech in 2022.

Personal life

Bowen is married to his wife, Ginny, and they have one son together. Bowen earned his bachelor's degree in communication and master’s degree in minority and urban education from the University of Maryland, College Park.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Tyler Bowen Named Assistant Football Coach at Fordham", fordhamsports.com, August 10, 2015, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Fordham Profile", fordhamsports.com, retrieved February 2, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Polak, Nick."Tyler Bowen Hired As New Penn State Tight Ends Coach", roarlionsroar.com, December 1, 2017, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Tyler Bowen Rejoins Terps as O-Line Coach", umterp.com, February 25, 2017, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bowen Named As Towson Football Assistant Coach", towsontigers.com, April 22, 2013, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Lee, Edward."One step short, Towson football looks to continue success in 2014", The Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2014, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Rushton, Geoff."Penn State Football: Rahne Named Offensive Coordinator; Bowen and Galiano Added to Staff", StateCollege.com, December 1, 2017, retrieved February 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Trio Named to The Athletic Freshman All-America Team". gopsusports.com. 2018 Penn State Nittany Lions. December 6, 2018. Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "Big Ten Announces Football All-Conference Teams for Offense". bigten.org. 2018 Big Ten Conference. November 28, 2018. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  10. ^ Penn State profile, retrieved February 1, 2018
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