John Wozniak

  • You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.
Apr 18, 2009
388
128
1,593
NW OKC
#1
I'm not in the "know" but what has this guy done for us RB wise? I believe he lucked into Glass and then Glass came in out of shape but what else has he done, really? We have no RB commit for 2020 w/Chuba leaving after 2020? What's up Doc. Does he bring something else to the table - was he coaching the Australian punter? BTW, hope the Aussies family & acquaintances are OK with the fires down under.
 
Jan 1, 2011
3,844
2,505
743
Houston
#2
If i remember right Coach Arroyo recruited Chuba before he left.

Below from Okstate.com

"• A member of two national championship staffs during his career, John Wozniak joined the Oklahoma State football staff as running backs coach in February of 2017.

• Formerly an offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State under Les Miles in 2004, Wozniak won his first national title while serving in an offensive quality control role under Miles at LSU in 2007, then claimed his second as a special teams analyst under Nick Saban at Alabama in 2012.

• In 2018, Wozniak’s running backs factored into the OSU offense ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense and first downs. Additionally, the Cowboys ranked second in the Big 12 in rushing offense (190.3 yards per game), rushing touchdowns (30) and rushing yards per carry (4.8). The rushing yards per game and rushing yards per attempt numbers are the best for an OSU team since 2012. OSU had four games with 200 or more yards rushing and led the Big 12 with 28 rushing touchdowns that were scored from within the red zone.

• Wozniak helped oversee one of the best team rushing performances of the Mike Gundy era (2005-present), with a 431-yard rushing day in the 2018 season opener against Missouri State.

• In 2018, Wozniak coached Justice Hill to his second consecutive first-team All-Big 12 honor. From the end of the 2017 season through the middle of the 2018 season, Hill scored at least one rushing touchdown in 12 straight games, the longest such streak for a running back in Big 12 history.

• In 2017, Wozniak coached Justice Hill to first-team All-Big 12 honors after Hill rushed 268 times for 1,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. Hill was one of 10 national semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award presented to the nation’s top running back.

• In 2017, the Cowboys became the first offense in Big 12 history with a 4,000-yard passer (Mason Rudolph), two 1,000-yard receivers (James Washington and Marcell Ateman) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Justice Hill).

• Wozniak came to Oklahoma State from Southern Miss, where he spent the previous four seasons coaching wide receivers and special teams. When Todd Monken was hired as head coach of the Golden Eagles in 2013, he brought Wozniak along as part of his first staff and Wozniak was retained at USM after Monken left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016.

• Wozniak helped build the Southern Miss passing attack into one of the most potent in Conference USA. The year before his arrival in Hattiesburg, the Golden Eagles were 0-12 and ranked 108th nationally in passing offense. By the time Wozniak finished his work there, USM went to back-to-back bowl games in his last two seasons and had the Golden Eagles passing offense ranked 12th in the nation in 2015 and 16th in the nation in 2016. Southern Miss ranked in the top 25 nationally in total offense in both of those seasons as well (12th in 2015 and 21st in 2016).

• Under Wozniak’s guidance, Mike Thomas ranked in the top 10 nationally in receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receiving touchdowns in 2015 and Allenzae Staggers ranked in the top 25 nationally in both receiving yards and yards per reception in 2016.

• As a recruiter, Wozniak helped Southern Miss sign Gatorade Player of the Year honorees from the state of Alabama in both 2013 (quarterback Nick Mullens) and 2017 (receiver Jaylond Adams). Mullens went on to break many of Brett Favre’s records at USM.

• A decorated quarterback and receiver during his playing days at Knox College, Wozniak graduated in 1999 with degrees in physics and secondary education, then was immediately hired on as the tight ends and punters coach. The very next year – just one year removed from graduation - he was promoted to offensive coordinator, a role in which he served for four years before he moved to Stillwater to join Les Miles’ Oklahoma State staff in 2004.

• He followed Miles to Baton Rouge as a graduate assistant in 2005 before accepting a full-time position as tight ends and special teams coach at Georgia Southern in 2006. During his one season there, the Eagles led the Southern Conference and ranked 14th nationally in kickoff returns.

• Miles brought Wozniak back to LSU in an offensive quality control position in 2007, and Wozniak’s behind-the-scenes contributions helped the Tigers rank 11th nationally in rushing offense and scoring offense en route to winning the BCS national championship.

• A return to full-time coaching followed for Wozniak, who coached tight ends and special teams at Montana State in 2008. Under Wozniak’s coaching, tight end Brandon Bostick led the team in touchdowns and was third in receptions despite playing in just seven games. Punter Erik Fisher ranked 15th nationally by averaging 41.8 yards per kick, and kicker Jason Cunningham was 13-of-19 on field goal attempts. All three players earned all-conference honors that year. Additionally, the Bobcats blocked five punts during the season.

• One-year stops at Memphis (special teams coordinator in 2009), West Georgia (offensive coordinator in 2010) and UAB (running backs coach in 2011) led Wozniak to Tuscaloosa, where he helped Alabama to a 13-1 season and a BCS national championship as a special teams analyst in 2012.

Personal
• Wozniak is married to the former Jessica Swaye. They have a daughter, Audrey.

Year By Year
1999: Knox College - Tight Ends/Punters
2000-03: Knox College - Offensive Coordinator
2004: Oklahoma State - Offensive Graduate Assistant
2005: LSU - Offensive Graduate Assistant
2006: Georgia Southern - Tight Ends/Special Teams
2007: LSU - Offensive Quality Control
2008: Montana State - Tight Ends/Special Teams
2009: Memphis - Special Teams Coordinator
2010: West Georgia - Offensive Coordinator
2011: UAB - Running Backs
2012: Alabama - Special Teams Analyst
2013-16: Southern Miss - Wide Receivers/Special Teams
2017-present: Oklahoma State - Running Backs"
 
Apr 18, 2009
388
128
1,593
NW OKC
#3
If i remember right Coach Arroyo recruited Chuba before he left.

Below from Okstate.com

"• A member of two national championship staffs during his career, John Wozniak joined the Oklahoma State football staff as running backs coach in February of 2017.

• Formerly an offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State under Les Miles in 2004, Wozniak won his first national title while serving in an offensive quality control role under Miles at LSU in 2007, then claimed his second as a special teams analyst under Nick Saban at Alabama in 2012.

• In 2018, Wozniak’s running backs factored into the OSU offense ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense and first downs. Additionally, the Cowboys ranked second in the Big 12 in rushing offense (190.3 yards per game), rushing touchdowns (30) and rushing yards per carry (4.8). The rushing yards per game and rushing yards per attempt numbers are the best for an OSU team since 2012. OSU had four games with 200 or more yards rushing and led the Big 12 with 28 rushing touchdowns that were scored from within the red zone.

• Wozniak helped oversee one of the best team rushing performances of the Mike Gundy era (2005-present), with a 431-yard rushing day in the 2018 season opener against Missouri State.

• In 2018, Wozniak coached Justice Hill to his second consecutive first-team All-Big 12 honor. From the end of the 2017 season through the middle of the 2018 season, Hill scored at least one rushing touchdown in 12 straight games, the longest such streak for a running back in Big 12 history.

• In 2017, Wozniak coached Justice Hill to first-team All-Big 12 honors after Hill rushed 268 times for 1,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. Hill was one of 10 national semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award presented to the nation’s top running back.

• In 2017, the Cowboys became the first offense in Big 12 history with a 4,000-yard passer (Mason Rudolph), two 1,000-yard receivers (James Washington and Marcell Ateman) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Justice Hill).

• Wozniak came to Oklahoma State from Southern Miss, where he spent the previous four seasons coaching wide receivers and special teams. When Todd Monken was hired as head coach of the Golden Eagles in 2013, he brought Wozniak along as part of his first staff and Wozniak was retained at USM after Monken left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016.

• Wozniak helped build the Southern Miss passing attack into one of the most potent in Conference USA. The year before his arrival in Hattiesburg, the Golden Eagles were 0-12 and ranked 108th nationally in passing offense. By the time Wozniak finished his work there, USM went to back-to-back bowl games in his last two seasons and had the Golden Eagles passing offense ranked 12th in the nation in 2015 and 16th in the nation in 2016. Southern Miss ranked in the top 25 nationally in total offense in both of those seasons as well (12th in 2015 and 21st in 2016).

• Under Wozniak’s guidance, Mike Thomas ranked in the top 10 nationally in receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receiving touchdowns in 2015 and Allenzae Staggers ranked in the top 25 nationally in both receiving yards and yards per reception in 2016.

• As a recruiter, Wozniak helped Southern Miss sign Gatorade Player of the Year honorees from the state of Alabama in both 2013 (quarterback Nick Mullens) and 2017 (receiver Jaylond Adams). Mullens went on to break many of Brett Favre’s records at USM.

• A decorated quarterback and receiver during his playing days at Knox College, Wozniak graduated in 1999 with degrees in physics and secondary education, then was immediately hired on as the tight ends and punters coach. The very next year – just one year removed from graduation - he was promoted to offensive coordinator, a role in which he served for four years before he moved to Stillwater to join Les Miles’ Oklahoma State staff in 2004.

• He followed Miles to Baton Rouge as a graduate assistant in 2005 before accepting a full-time position as tight ends and special teams coach at Georgia Southern in 2006. During his one season there, the Eagles led the Southern Conference and ranked 14th nationally in kickoff returns.

• Miles brought Wozniak back to LSU in an offensive quality control position in 2007, and Wozniak’s behind-the-scenes contributions helped the Tigers rank 11th nationally in rushing offense and scoring offense en route to winning the BCS national championship.

• A return to full-time coaching followed for Wozniak, who coached tight ends and special teams at Montana State in 2008. Under Wozniak’s coaching, tight end Brandon Bostick led the team in touchdowns and was third in receptions despite playing in just seven games. Punter Erik Fisher ranked 15th nationally by averaging 41.8 yards per kick, and kicker Jason Cunningham was 13-of-19 on field goal attempts. All three players earned all-conference honors that year. Additionally, the Bobcats blocked five punts during the season.

• One-year stops at Memphis (special teams coordinator in 2009), West Georgia (offensive coordinator in 2010) and UAB (running backs coach in 2011) led Wozniak to Tuscaloosa, where he helped Alabama to a 13-1 season and a BCS national championship as a special teams analyst in 2012.

Personal
• Wozniak is married to the former Jessica Swaye. They have a daughter, Audrey.

Year By Year
1999: Knox College - Tight Ends/Punters
2000-03: Knox College - Offensive Coordinator
2004: Oklahoma State - Offensive Graduate Assistant
2005: LSU - Offensive Graduate Assistant
2006: Georgia Southern - Tight Ends/Special Teams
2007: LSU - Offensive Quality Control
2008: Montana State - Tight Ends/Special Teams
2009: Memphis - Special Teams Coordinator
2010: West Georgia - Offensive Coordinator
2011: UAB - Running Backs
2012: Alabama - Special Teams Analyst
2013-16: Southern Miss - Wide Receivers/Special Teams
2017-present: Oklahoma State - Running Backs"
Thanks. I read this before posting. Just wondering the reason we don't have a RB commit. We have a 2K RB returning - we do run the ball - what gives with this guys inability to recruit a RB in 2020 or for that matter what has he done?
 
Dec 21, 2008
1,013
535
1,743
#5
A lot of it is because OSU does not sell the "come play as a freshman and be an All American". Other schools like TX do this all the time. OSU does the "come get stronger and compete and in a couple yrs you may get a chance". The elite level RBs want to play now, want gaudy #s and want to go pro in 3 yrs. That is reality. We don't have a track record in our culture of producing that kind of RB
 
Feb 15, 2017
567
373
113
65
Texas
#6
A lot of it is because OSU does not sell the "come play as a freshman and be an All American". Other schools like TX do this all the time. OSU does the "come get stronger and compete and in a couple yrs you may get a chance". The elite level RBs want to play now, want gaudy #s and want to go pro in 3 yrs. That is reality. We don't have a track record in our culture of producing that kind of RB
Justice Hill says “hi”
And Joseph Randell too
 
Jan 14, 2006
990
554
1,643
#7
Justice Hill says “hi”
And Joseph Randell too
Tell them hello, but his point remains. Randle was behind Hunter his freshman year and Hill split time with an injured Carson.

Even Barry didn't start as a freshman. But seeing your side, damn, that's a lot of RB talent we've been lucky to get to watch over the years.

We really do need Glass to be legit and to land a good 2021 RB or we'll be shopping the portal hard.
 

POPOKE

Territorial Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Feb 7, 2007
5,145
3,784
1,743
South Carolina
#8
Hard to recruit when the high school guy knows he's sitting behind Justice, then Chubba. Like others have said, stud RB's want playing time and we've been good enough lately to not have a ton of that to offer. Woz needs to secure some studs for 2021, if he fails to do that then y'all can start complaining and worrying.