Ryan Oshnock will serve as the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator
under head coach Tony Annese.
Oshnock played collegiate football in the GLIAC at Wayne State where he was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at defensive back. A three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree, he was a national semifinalist for the prestigious Draddy Award combining athletic and academic excellence in 2006.
A native of Lakeview, he began his coaching career as a prep teacher and assistant at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., from 2007-08 where he helped the school to a two-year mark of 29-1 in addition to two state titles and high national rankings.
He then moved to the collegiate level as a defensive graduate assistant at Central Michigan in 2009 where he helped the Chippewas to the Mid-American (MAC) Conference Championship and GMAC Bowl victory as a cornerbacks coach on the staff of head coach Butch Jones, a former FSU assistant coach and Bulldog alum.
Oshnock ventured on in the same role with Jones to Cincinnati in 2010 and helped coach the defensive line while gaining both recruiting and scouting experience. He most recently served as an assistant coach and teacher at Loyola Blakefield High School in Townson, Md., this past fall.
Oshnock holds a bachelor's degree in education from Wayne State where he was on the dean's list for 13 consecutive semesters.
"Ryan has a strong background in college football and will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," said Annese. "He's familiar with our league as a former player in this conference and understands what it takes to be successful on and off the field."