Loveland Magazine file photo from 2008 when Brian Wozniak played for the Loveland High School Tigers

by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – According to Sports Illustrated, new Michigan State head coach Jonathan Smith has brought half his Oregon State coaching staff with him to East Lansing and former Loveland High School standout Brian Wozniak is one of them.

    • As reported by Sports Illustrated, “Wozniak started at Oregon State as a graduate assistant in 2015 and worked his way up to tight ends coach in 2018 when Smith was hired there. Growing up in Loveland, Ohio (outside of Cincinnati) Wozniak played four years at Wisconsin from 2010-13. During his time in Corvallis, Wozniak coached three future NFL tight ends with the Beavers, two of whom were drafted. In 2023, Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers, eight spots ahead of former Michigan State wide receiver Jayden Reed. Wozniak has developed three-star recruits into NFL talent, and with his Ohio roots he should be able to land and develop local high school talent.”
Brian Wozniak photo by Oregon State

“Brian Wozniak will be a very valuable asset to the Michigan State football program due to his Midwest roots,” said his former Loveland coach Andrew Marlett. “Woz was an outstanding high school football player at Loveland High School in Cincinnati Ohio and at the University of Wisconsin. He has already proven himself to be an excellent recruiter and a developer of talent. He’s a rising star and will have a major impact on the Spartan football program.” Marlett was once Wisconsin’s head of football recruiting efforts and was a three-time all-Mid-American Conference pick as a defensive lineman, a high school coach in Ohio for more than two decades, and has coached at the college level.

At Oregon State, Wozniak was the Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

Brian was a four-year letterman tight end at Wisconsin and was the Offensive Captain his Senior Year. He went to 5 bowl games as a player, 3 times to the Rose Bowl. As a player, he was part of 3 Big Ten Championship teams. As a coach and player, he has gone to a total of 7 national bowl games.

Brian was a member of three Big Ten Champion Badger teams.

Wozniak was a Loveland High School graduate and was ranked among the top 40 tight ends in the country. He signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons prior to the 2014 season.

The Wozniak Loveland Tiger File

Loveland Magazine File Photo

Brian Wozniak was a three-time varsity letter winner and starter in football, and a four-time varsity letter winner and starter in basketball. He graduated in 2009. At his college signing ceremony when asked by Loveland Magazine what he will miss most about Loveland football he said, “I will miss all the players on my team. We had great camaraderie.” He said he will also miss Head Coach Andrew Marlatt “and the entire coaching staff.”

Wozniak is a member of the Loveland High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

In basketball, Wozniak was a three-time 1st Team Fort Ancient Valley Conference selection, two-time Loveland Co-Most Valuable Player, and three-time Team Captain. Wozniak ended his basketball career as Loveland’s 6th all-time leading scorer.

Loveland Magazine file photo

In football, Wozniak was a two-time 1st Team Fort Ancient Valley Conference selection. As a Senior, he was a Team Captain and earned 2nd Team All-Ohio. Wozniak was Loveland’s Co-Most Valuable Player as a Junior and he won Loveland’s Stan McCoy Award for his leadership and commitment as a Senior. Wozniak also earned All-Conference Academic Awards in football and basketball his Senior year.

Wozniak was recruited by Ohio State, Purdue, Kentucky, Michigan State, Iowa, Duke, and Colorado, and of course Wisconsin.

Brian went from one football offer at Miami University to fourteen. Wisconsin, Louisville, U.C., Connecticut, Maryland, Akron, Marshall, Ohio U., Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Bowling Green, and the Air Force all made offers.

Brian is married to Samantha and has 3 sons; Sons, Bronson, Conrad, and Wyatt. Brian’s mother and father, Patty and John live in Loveland, Ohio.

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