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John Strollo
Position: Offensive Line Coach
Phone: 765-285-1195
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Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/31/2010


34th Year as a Football Coach
Spent the 2011 Season as Ball State's Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater:  Boston College '76

Recruiting Areas:
Northwest Indiana
Michigan (East)

Coaching Experience:
Middletown South (N.J.) High School, assistant coach, 1977-79
Springfield College, graduate assistant, 1980
Northeastern, assistant coach, 1981-82
Washburn, assistant coach, 1983
Northeastern, assistant coach, 1984-90
Massachusetts, assistant coach, 1991-95
Lafayette, assistant coach, 1996-2000
Cornell, assistant coach, 2001-03
Maine, assistant coach, 2004
Duke, assistant coach, 2005-07
Elon, assistant coach, 2008-10
Ball State, assistant coach, 2011
Penn State, assistant coach, 2012-13
Ball State, assistant coach, 2014-Present

NOTES:  Coached the offensive line under the direction of Ball State head coach Pete Lembo at Ball State in 2011 . . . tutored an offensive line at Ball State that tied for 12th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed . . . guided an offensive line that blocked for record-setting seasons by Keith Wenning (quarterback) and Jahwan Edwards (running back) . . . left the Cardinals to coach the tight ends at Penn State in 2012 and 2013 . . . developed a tight ends unit at Penn State that led the nation with 83 receptions in 2012 . . . coached Adam Breneman to True Freshman All-America Second Team honors by 247Sports in 2013 . . . coached the offensive line at Elon in 2009 and 2010 after coaching the tight ends for the Phoenix in 2008 for head coach Pete Lembo . . . served as the offensive coordinator at Cornell and Northeastern . . . tutored Duke's Cameron Goldberg, an offensive tackle, who was named the school's 2006 Most Valuable Player  . . . coached Duke tight end Ben Patrick, Cornell offensive lineman Kevin Boothe and Lafayette offensive lineman Jim Goff, all of whom played in the National Football League.

Personal Information:

Date of Birth:  Jan. 20, 1954, in Long Branch, N.J.
Marital Status:  Married to the former Janet Kowalski . . . two daughters -- Katie and Emily -- both graduates of Syracuse.
High School:  Long Branch H.S. (Class of '72) in Long Branch, N.J.
College:  Boston College '76;  Master's - Springfield '86