Source: Aaron Henry leaving his Rutgers assistant defensive backs coach post to join North Carolina State https://t.co/LjyqNBT9DM— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) January 15, 2017
So, after saying he wanted consistency in his football staff, Chris Ash has found himself in the middle of a lot coaching turnover. After OC Drew Mehringer and Zak Kuhr left for other jobs, Rutgers’ young assistant defensive backs coach Aaron Henry seems to be moving on as well.
According to NJ Advance Media reporter Keith Sargeant, Henry will be taking a job at NC State, leaving another opening for Ash to fill.
So far, Ash has been successful hiring former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill as OC and Lester Erb as running backs coach. Both are considered upgrades on the staff. It remains to be seen if Ash can land another experience coach and recruiter to help the massive rebuild he’s faced with.
While basketball coach Steve Pikiell opted for experience on his staff, Ash originally went for youth and excitement on his. While it appears the defections aren’t Ash’s decision, the head coach has been proactive in getting experience back to Rutgers.
More information as it becomes available.