On today’s Throwback Thursday we are highlighting the Scarlet Knight’s newest addition to their team, Coach Chris Ash. On December 10, 2015 Rutgers University Director of Athletics Patrick Hobbs announced that Chris Ash would be the new head coach of the football program.
While sitting at Newark Airport, Chris Ash got a call not to get on his flight and that he needed to go see the President Dr. Barachi at Rutgers and he started to wonder if he was actually going to get the position. When the car service picked him up at the airport he was informed that he got the position of Rutgers head football coach. Without hesitation, Ash said that “I’m all in, I’m coming.” He was overwhelmed with excitement and joy and just enthusiasm to get started working with the Scarlet Knights.
Chris Ash was previous the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Ohio State University lead them to the 2014 national championship. After tearing his ACL playing at Drake University, he got involved being a student coach and fell in love with the process. “I found a passion for it and I couldn’t wait to go into the office to work.”
Chris Ash really wants the Scarlet Knights to “play hard, play together and I want us to be playing our best football season as the season ends at the ends.” We wish all the success to the Scarlet Knights and Coach Chris Ash.
Happy Throwback Thursday! Good luck to Coach Chris Ash and the Rutgers Scarlet Nights with the reminder of their season!