Ohio State assistant Kerry Coombs got a promotion
Ohio State assistant Kerry Coombs earned himself a nice promotion on Thursday.
The Buckeyes cornerbacks/special teams coach was named the team’s new assistant defensive coordinator.
“Kerry Coombs is absolutely deserving of this promotion to assistant coordinator, defense,” Urban Meyer said in a release. “He is an outstanding coach, instructor and mentor to the young men in this program. He is one of the best recruiters in the nation. He is incredibly loyal, and we at Ohio State are very fortunate that he loves this school and loves being a Buckeye.”
He’ll still retain his other two titles of cornerbacks and special teams coach. The change in title came after Coombs received a $75,000 raise. He’ll make $500,000 in base salary.
Coombs is entering his sixth season with the Buckeyes, all of which he spent as the cornerbacks coach. He’s one of two assistants still at OSU that were part of Meyer’s original staff.
Coombs had two cornerbacks selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft (Marshon Lattimore, Gareon Conley) and Eli Apple was a first-round pick in the 2016 draft. Including Bradley Roby in 2014, Coombs coached first-round cornerbacks in three of the last four drafts.
In addition to his on the field assistance, Coombs made his presence felt off it. Rivals.com named Coombs its “Recruiter of the Year” for signing three blue-chip defensive back recruits in 2017.