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Locksley Adds Wroblewski to Coaching Staff

March 25, 2024
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland head football coach Michael Locksley announced March 25  that Damien Wroblewski has joined the Terrapins coaching staff. Wroblewski will serve as Maryland's Assistant Offensive Line Coach. 

Wroblewski, a veteran coach with 25 years of college football coaching experience, arrives at Maryland after five seasons as an offensive line coach at James Madison, including three as Associate Head Coach for Offense.  

“To be able to add someone with Damien’s experience both coaching on the line and developing offensive talent across the board is big for us,” said Locksley. “He has a tremendous track record of success everywhere he’s been. We’ve improved greatly along the offensive line over the past few seasons and now having Damien working alongside Coach Braswell, our players will be able to learn from a pair of coaches that are exceptional in teaching fundamentals and technique.” 

Wroblewski’s coaching career also includes stops at Elon (2014-18), Rutgers (2012-13), Delaware (2007-2011), Stony Brook (2006), Hofstra (2004-05), Penn (2002-03) and Bryant (1999-02). Over five seasons at James Madison, he coached four players to a combined five All-America honors and six linemen to a collective eight all-conference accolades. He also helped produce a pair of Touchdown Club of Richmond Offensive Linemen of the Year in Liam Fornadel (2019) and Nick Kidwell (2021).  

As James Madison made its FBS debut in 2022, his line aided JMU in ranking top-30 nationally in six offensive categories. The Dukes were sixth in time of possession (33:44), seventh in yards per completion (14.54), 13th in scoring (37.0), 16th in pass efficiency (157.2), 29th in total offense (452.5) and 30th in passing touchdowns (27).  The 2023 FBS season was even better for James Madison and Wroblewski as they started the season 10-0 thanks to a high-powered offense. Wroblewski served as James Madison’s acting head coach for the Duke’s 2023 Armed Forces Bowl and the Dukes finished the season 11-2. During Wroblewski’s final two seasons at Elon in 2017 and 2018, his offensive line propelled the Phoenix offense to greater heights, leading to a pair of FCS Playoff appearances.

In 2018, he guided a pair of seniors to All-America status in Oli Udoh and CJ Toogood. Udoh also shined at both the East-West Shrine Bowl and Reese’s Senior Bowl to earn a spot at the 2019 NFL Combine. Wroblewski also experienced a high level of success at Rutgers. In his two seasons in Piscataway, Wroblewski coached three linemen to all-conference accolades. Antwan Lowery was a First Team All-Big East honoree and Kaleb Johnson earned a Second Team spot in 2012.

In the program’s inaugural year in the American Athletic Conference in 2013, Betim Bujari was Second Team All-AAC at center. Johnson later moved on to the NFL, beginning his pro career in Baltimore in 2015. In 2012, Rutgers allowed just eight sacks all year, ranking eighth in the FBS. 

At Delaware, where he was also assistant head coach for four years, Wroblewski mentored three All-Americans, including center Kheon Hendricks, and worked with future NFL linemen Gino Gradkowski, Mike Byrne and Shea Allard. The offense churned out three 1,000-yard rushers during his five-year stint.

The Blue Hens reached the National Championship game in 2007 and 2010. With quarterback Joe Flacco, Delaware’s offense led the conference in scoring offense, passing offense and total offense in 2007. Locksley has also announced the addition of Casey Wasserman to the Maryland staff. Wasserman, who has spent the last year-and-a-half with the Tennessee Titans, will serve as the Terps Coordinator of Scouting. 

 

 
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