Don Treadwell
Don Treadwell

Position:
Offensive Coordinator


Don Treadwell has amassed a wealth of offensive coaching experience during his 22 seasons in the college ranks.

Upon becoming Cincinnati's offensive coordinator in 2004, he put together a balanced offense that produced a 2,500-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver, while topping the 2,000-yard mark in both rushing (2,201) and passing (2,666), only the second time that feat has been accomplished in UC history. Working with the wide receivers, Treadwell tutored Hannibal Thomas, who compiled the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season by a Bearcat while earning all-conference honors.

Treadwell has served as offensive coordinator at four schools. In 2003, he developed Ball State' offense which set school records for passing yards and passing TDs. He was co-offensive coordinator while serving as quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College (1997-98). His work as offensive coordinator in 1991 helped Youngstown State win the NCAA Division I-AA title.

An accomplished receiver as an undergrad at Miami (Ohio) who signed a pro free agent contract upon graduating in 1982, Treadwell has excelled as a receivers coach. During his three seasons at Michigan State, he developed Charles Rogers, the 2002 Biletnikoff Award winner and the No. 2 pick of the 2003 NFL draft.

Treadwell launched his coaching career as receivers coach at Dayton in 1984 and in 1985 was a graduate assistant at North Carolina State. In 1986, he joined Jim Tressel's staff at Youngstown State where he helped the Penguins to four I-AA playoff appearances. He also participated in the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship Program in 1989-90.

Treadwell was receivers coach at Miami (Ohio) (1992-93) and served in the same capacity at Cincinnati in 1994. He tutored the running backs at Stanford (1995-96) before moving to Boston College as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks and receivers coach (1997-98). Treadwell was running backs coach at North Carolina State in 1999 before moving to Michigan State.