Longtime Ohio DC Jimmy Burrow announces retirement
After serving as the defensive coordinator for Ohio for the last 14 seasons, Jimmy Burrow is calling it a career.
On Tuesday, the school sent out a release that Burrow had announced his retirement after spending 14 years on Frank Solich’s staff with the Bobcats. He was the defensive coordinator through his decade-and-a-half run.
“After much discussion with my family, I’ve decided to retire from coaching,” said Burrow. “It was a difficult decision, but it gives me the opportunity to spend more time with family. I’d like to thank Coach Solich for giving me the opportunity to coach here at Ohio University. It has been an incredible experience to be a part of Ohio Football and this great university. I’d like to thank the players, past and present, for being a special part of my life. Go Bobcats!”
After 14 years on @CoachSolich's staff at Ohio, @CoachBurrow has announced his retirement. Thank you for all you have done for our program, Coach Burrow! 😼🏈@CoachCollinsOU has been elevated to defensive coordinator.
— Ohio Football 🏈 (@OhioFootball) February 5, 2019
Burrow is the father of former Ohio State and current LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
While serving as the defensive coordinator on Ohio’s staff, Burrow helped guide the Bobcats to 106 total wins, 10 bowl appearances and four MAC East Division titles. Five defensive players that he coached have been selected in the NFL Draft.
Solich promoted Ron Collins to defensive coordinator following Burrow’s announcement. Collins has been the linebackers coach with Ohio for the last eight seasons.