Damian Wroblewski (row-blew-ski) begins his second season as offensive line coach at Rutgers after a successful stint in his first year.
In his first season at the helm of the offensive line, the unit helped the Scarlet Knights to 100 or more rushing yards in eight games, including three contests with 150 or more and one with 234 yards on the ground. Under Wroblewski’s tutelage, Rutgers allowed just eight sacks all season, the eighth-best mark in the country.
Wroblewski’s line has highly-touted as junior guard Antwan Lowery earned All-BIG EAST First Team recognition, sophomore tackle Kaleb Johnson earnined All-BIG EAST Second Team accolades and senior tackle R.J. Dill was honored to CBSSports.com’s All-BIG EAST Team. Dill signed a NFL free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2013 NFL Draft.
The group helped pave the way for sophomore running back Jawan Jamison, who became just the seventh player in Rutgers history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season. Following the 1,000-yard campaign, Jamison was a seventh round NFL Draft pick of the Washington Redskins.
Wroblewski came to Rutgers after a five-year stint at the University of Delaware in the same capacity, along with serving as the Blue Hens assistant head coach since the 2008 season.
Wroblewski was the Blue Hens recruiting coordinator in addition to serving as the team’s run game coordinator.
Wroblewski has a similar coaching path as Kyle Flood as both coached the offensive line at Hofstra and Delaware during their careers.
In 2011, Delaware finished 7-4 as the offense averaged over 165.5 yards per game rushing. His work with the offense in 2010, and specifically with the offensive line, helped Delaware post a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Division I Football ChampionshipSubdivision title game.
The Blue Hens ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9), total offense(401.8/19th in NCAA), and rushing offense (184.4), and third in passing offense (217.4). Freshman running back Andrew Pierce, who led the CAA in rushing, and junior offensive guard Gino Gradkowski also earned All-American honors on the offensive side of the ball.
As offensive line coach in 2007, Wroblewski played a big part in Delaware's offense being among the top-rated units in the country. Led by All-Americanoffensive linemen Mike Byrne and Kheon Hendricks, Delaware posted an 11-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division FCS national title game. Hendricksalso earned All-American honors as a senior in 2008.
A native of Westerly, R.I., Wroblewski attended Lafayette College and earned his degree in history in 1999. He was a four-year member of the Leopard football team at center for head coach Bill Russo. He was a three-time All-Patriot League selection and earned the team's Stony Jones Award as the team Most Valuable Player as a senior.
He began his coaching career at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I. where he served as offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator under head coach Jim Miceli and led the Bulldogs to a three-year record of 13-15 in 1999-2001.
Wroblewski moved to the Football Championship Subdivision level in 2002 where he served as offensive tackles and tight ends coach and special teams coordinator under head coach Al Bagnoli at the University of Pennsylvania. He helped lead the nationally-ranked Quakers to a two-year record of 19-1, including a perfect14-0 mark in league play as Penn captured consecutive Ivy League titles in 2002 and 2003.
While at Penn, he helped lead an offense that ranked second in the nation in scoring in (36.3) and seventh in passing (296.2) in 2002 and ninth in the nation intotal offense (438.2) and 10th in scoring (34.6) in 2003.
After his stint at Penn, Wroblewski moved on to Hofstra, where he served for two seasons as offensive line coach under Joe Gardi, helping to lead the Pride to a two-year record of 12-10, including a 7-4 mark in 2005.
Hofstra led the Atlantic 10 in passing offense both seasons, ranking third nationally in 2005 (306.4) and fourth in 2004 (326.9). The team also ranked second in the Atlantic 10 in total offense both seasons and ranked No. 10 nationally in scoring in 2004 at 36.4 points per game. He coached three All-Atlantic 10 selections during his tenure, including NFL draft pick Willie Colon, a member of the 2009 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wroblewski moved to Stony Brook in 2006 and helped lead the Seawolves to a 5-6 mark under first-year head coach Chuck Priore. Stony Brook led the Northeast Conference in passing offense (226.3) while ranking third in both total offense (347.4) and scoring (22.0).
He and his wife, Kara, have one son, Damian, Jr.
The Wroblewski File
Hometown: Westerly, R.I.
Alma Mater: Lafayette, 1999
Children: Damian, Jr.
2012 – Rutgers (offensive line)
2008-11 – Delaware (assistant head coach/run game coordinator/recruiting coordinator/offensive line)
2007 – Delaware (offensive line/recruiting coordinator)
2006 – Stony Brook (offensive line)
2004-05 – Hofstra (offensive line)
2002-03 – Pennsylvania (offensive line)
1999-01 – Bryant College (offensive coordinator/offensive line/recruiting coordinator)
Four-year member of the Lafayette football team at center for head coach Bill Russo. Three-time All-Patriot League selection and earned the team's Stony Jones Award as the team Most Valuable Player as a senior.