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Tyler Bowen
Tyler  Bowen

Helena, Ga.

Off. Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends

Alma Mater:
University of Maryland


FB Announces Staff Changes

Rahne named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach; Bowen to coach tight ends and Galiano to serve as special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach

  • Bowen joins the Nittany Lions after coaching the offensive line at Maryland for the 2017 season.
  • Prior to joining the Terps, Bowen spent two seasons at Fordham as the offensive line coach (2015-16) and offensive coordinator (2016).
  • Under his tutelage, four Ram offensive linemen garnered All-Patriot League accolades and two earned All-America status.
  • During his time as offensive coordinator at Fordham, Bowen’s offense led the Patriot League and ranked four in FCS in total offense (498.2) and scoring offense (40.1). The Rams also paced the Patriot League in rushing offense (229.7), which was 12th in FCS.
  • With Bowen at the helm of the offense, running back Chase Edmonds finished fourth in the voting for the 2016 Walter Payton Award and led the FCS in rushing yards per game (163.5).
  • In 2015, Bowen directed All-American Garrick Mayweather Jr. and helped Fordham finish second in FCS in passing efficiency (168.3) and ninth in scoring average (36.8).
  • Bowen is familiar with Penn State, having served as an offensive graduate assistant in 2014.
  • As a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions, Bowen assisted primarily with the offensive line. He helped Penn State to a 7-6 record and a thrilling overtime win against Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
  • Bowen also spent the 2013 season as the tight ends coach at Towson University where the Tigers advanced to the FCS Championship Game and finished No. 2 in the country.
  • Following graduation from Maryland, Bowen stayed on staff as a graduate assistant for two seasons, working with the offensive line and wide receivers.

The Bowen File
Hometown: Helena, Ga.
Alma Mater: University of Maryland. 
Degree: Bachelor’s, Communication. Master’s
 Minority and Urban Education
Family: Wife, Ginny.

Coaching Career
Current - Penn State (tight ends)
2017 - Maryland (offensive line)
2016 - Fordham (offensive coordinator, offensive line)
2015 - Fordham (offensive line)
2014 - Penn State (offensive graduate assistant)
2013 - Towson (tight ends)
2011-12 - Maryland (graduate assistant)
2010 - Maryland (student assistant)


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