Ash hires HS Coach as Director of High School Relations

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The highly successful former head coach at South Brunswick and Hillsborough high schools, Rick Mantz, was named Director of High School Relations. This is a new position at Rutgers, but one that exists at other schools, notably Ohio State.

The lack of New Jersey connections among RU's new staff was a concern to some. This hire may address that missing piece.

Mantz coached former Scarlet Knights Shaun O'Hara (Hillsborough) and Mohamed Sanu (South Brunswick), both of which enjoyed success in the NFL. O'Hara played 11 seasons, including seven with the New York Giants, winning Super Bowl XLII and earning three Pro Bowl selections. Sanu was a third round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and is currently in his fourth season.

Mantz served as a graduate assistant for two seasons from 1990-91 with the Scarlet Knights, working with the offensive line.

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