Greg Schiano has made an immediate impact for Rutgers as far as team success and in the recruiting game — and he is continuing to draw some old connections back to Piscataway.
Former Scarlet Knight quarterback Chas Dodd announced on Twitter that he will be joining Schiano’s staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Dodd will be working under Jay Butler, the Director of Sports Performance for Rutgers football. He will have the chance to reunite with his old coach.
Schiano recruited Dodd back in 2009 out of Byrnes High School in South Carolina. He was a 3-star recruit coming out of high school where he turned in a legendary career. Dodd threw for 10,640 yards in for Byrnes and only lost three games.
Under Schiano, Dodd played in 11 games and made seven starts as a freshman. He finished with 1,637 yards and 11 touchdowns that year. Dodd threw for 24 touchdowns and 4,079 yards over 31 games in his four year Rutgers career. His 86 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman in the fourth quarter of the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl helped seal the victory over Iowa State in what was Schiano’s last game of his first tenure.
Following his time at Rutgers, Dodd moved on to play for the Lazio Marines in the Italian Football League.
Dodd will come to Rutgers after one year at Miami as part of its strength staff. Prior to that, he spent two years at South Carolina as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2016-2018.
Schiano has built a strong staff of former players in Piscataway and Dodd will be the newest one. He will join Tiquan Underwood, Charlie Noonan, Jamaal Westerman, Damaso Munoz, Scott Vallone, Mason Robinson, Kaleb Johnson and William Gilkison.