Joe Tereshinski III
Current position
TitleInside receivers coach
ConferenceIndependent (Division I FCS)
Biographical details
Born (1983-07-23) July 23, 1983 (age 36)
Athens, Georgia
Playing career

Joseph Peter Tereshinski III (born July 23, 1983) is a former American football quarterback that played for the University of Georgia. He was a third-generation Georgia Bulldogs football player. After serving two seasons as a graduate assistant at Wake Forest, in January 2012, Tereshinski was hired as the inside receivers coach at Charlotte.

Playing careerEdit

High school careerEdit

Tereshinski attended Athens Academy, a private school in Georgia, where he led the Spartans for his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Tereshinski threw for 2,100 yards and 17 touchdowns in his senior year at Athens (Georgia) Academy in 2001, and was heavily recruited by Harvard University.[1]

College careerEdit

2005 seasonEdit

Tereshinski played in six games during UGA's 2005 season. He played the entire game against the University of Florida Gators, which the Bulldogs narrowly lost. Tereshinski completed 8 of 21 passes for 100 yards, with an interception, and he scored Georgia's only touchdown in the 14–10 defeat, catching a touchdown pass from tailback Thomas Brown. Starter D.J. Shockley returned the following week from an MCL sprain, and Tereshinski was not seen again until Georgia's SEC Eastern Division-clinching win over the University of Kentucky Wildcats, in which he threw his first career touchdown pass, a 27-yarder to A.J. Bryant.

2006 SeasonEdit

Tereshinski was the starting quarterback until injuring his ankle in the second game of the season. He was replaced by freshman Matthew Stafford. After the 5th game of the season, Georgia coach Mark Richt said that Tereshinski's ankle had healed and that he would again be the starting quarterback for Georgia's 6th game, against the Tennessee Volunteers. Georgia's Tereshinski led offense had a considerable lead going into halftime, but after a disastrous second half, Georgia suffered a 51-33 loss to Tennessee. Tereshinski started again the next week, against the Vanderbilt Commodores, and the entire Georgia offense was once again lackluster in a 24-22 loss. After the game, Richt benched Tereshinski in favor of Stafford.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

After graduating in 2007, Tereshinski embarked on a career as a consultant in the finance industry in Atlanta.[3] In 2010, he enrolled at Wake Forest University to serve as a graduate assistant under defensive coordinator Brad Lambert.[3] In 2011, he was promoted to tight ends coach. On January 4, 2012, Tereshinski accepted the receivers coaching position at Charlotte also under Brad Lambert.[4]


In 2005, Joe Tereshinski III became the fourth Tereshinski to play for the University of Georgia's football team, as well as the fourth to win a Southeastern Conference Championship there. Tereshinski's grandfather, Joe Tereshinski, Sr. (a tight end), played for the 1942 and 1946 SEC and National Championship teams. His father, Joe Tereshinski, Jr. (a center), and his uncle, Wally Tereshinski (a tight end) both played on the 1976 SEC Championship team. His father has also been the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Bulldogs since 1982. His younger brother, John (a tight end), plays football for Wake Forest University. Joe III was also a part of the 2002 SEC Championship team, redshirting his freshman year.


  1. Paschall, David (August 31, 2006). "Even his dad says Georgia QB must 'perform'". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  2. "Georgia chooses Stafford over Tereshinski at QB". Associated Press. October 16, 2006. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Daniels, Rob (September 27, 2010). "Former Georgia QB enjoys life at Wake Forest". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  4. "49ers Add Three To Football Staff". Charlotte Sports Information. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
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