Chris Ash

Chris Ash
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Rutgers
Conference Big Ten
Record 2–10
Annual salary $2,000,000
Biographical details
Born (1973-12-24) December 24, 1973
Ottumwa, Iowa
Alma mater Drake University
Playing career
1992–1995 Drake
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997 Drake (GA)
1998–1999 Drake (DC)
2000–2001 Iowa State (GA)
2002–2005 Iowa State (DB)
2006 Iowa State (DB/RC)
2007–08 San Diego State (DB/RC)
2009 Iowa State (DB/RC)
2010 Wisconsin (DB)
2011–2012 Wisconsin (DC/DB)
2013 Arkansas (DC/DB)
2014–2015 Ohio State (co-DC/S)
2016–present Rutgers
Head coaching record
Overall 2–10

Chris Ash (born December 24, 1973) is an American football coach who is currently head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.[1]


Ash received his Bachelor's degree from Drake University, where he played safety on the football team. In 2005, Ash received his Master's degree from Iowa State University.[2] A native of Ottumwa, Iowa, he and his wife, Doreen, have three children, Tanner, Jacey and Brady.[3]


Ash held assistant coaching positions with the Drake Bulldogs, Princeton Tigers, Iowa State Cyclones, and San Diego State Aztecs, before being hired by the Wisconsin Badgers in 2010.[4][5] In 2012, when then Badgers head coach Bret Bielema was hired at the University of Arkansas, Ash followed, accepting the Defensive Coordinator position with the Razorbacks.[6] In January 2014, Ash was hired as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes.[7] Ash has coached in 8 bowl games in his career including the 2000 Bowl, 2001 Independence Bowl, 2002 Humanitarian Bowl, 2004 Independence Bowl, 2005 Houston Bowl, 2009 Insight Bowl, 2011 Rose Bowl, and the 2012 Rose Bowl.[4] He also coached the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes football team to the first ever College Football Playoff won in history.

On December 7, 2015, Ash agreed to a 5-year, $11 million-guaranteed contract to become the head coach at Rutgers University.[8]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten Conference) (2016–present)
2016 Rutgers 2–10 0–9 7th (East)
Rutgers: 2–10 0–9
Total: 2–10
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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