Former Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch has officially become a member of Ohio State’s staff. The school made an announcement on Monday afternoon.
Grinch joins the Buckeyes as the 10th assistant coach following an NCAA rule change that allows college football teams to add an additional coach to the staff. The specific responsibilities for Grinch will be announced at a later date.
.@OhioStateFB makes hiring of ex-Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch official. Press release says his specific responsibilities will be announced later.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 8, 2018
“I am pleased to announce the addition of Alex Grinch to our coaching staff,” head coach Urban Meyer said in a release. “I am very impressed with his body of work while at Washington State, as many others were, and am happy he chose to come home to Ohio to become a part of our Buckeye coaching staff.”
Grinch has been the defensive coordinator at Washington State for the past three seasons. He’s also had prior stops at Wyoming and Missouri.
Grinch is an Ohio native who attended Mount Union, a powerhouse program at the Division III level.