CINCINNATI - Kerry Coombs, a former Colerain High School and University of Cincinnati football coach, has accepted a new position at Ohio State University.
The Tri-State native, who has more than 31 years of coaching experience, was promoted from cornerbacks coach to special teams coordinator at OSU.
“Kerry Coombs is an excellent coach who has a great deal of experience and expertise with special teams,” said head coach Urban Meyer. “He is an outstanding teacher, an excellent motivator and he has a true passion for special teams.”
Originally from Colerain Township, Coombs graduated from Colerain High School in 1979 and went on to the University of Dayton in 1983. He also earned a master’s degree from Wright State in 1996.
Coombs also spent five years at UC as the special teams coordinator from 2009-11.
“I am incredibly excited and honored to be given the responsibility of special teams coordinator,” Coombs said in a release. “The special teams have always been a part of the game that I have enjoyed coaching. These plays are so critical to the success of a team, and they can really swing momentum. I look forward to having an increased role in the development of them.”
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