Rutgers football has its new coach in Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash, according to a school official. The school official requested anonymity because it is not yet authorized to speak on the subject.
The decision awaits board approval before Ash can be presented as a head coach. The board meeting will be Monday at noon with a press conference expected to follow.
Athletic director Pat Hobbs declined comment.
Ash joins the Rutgers staff after a national championship with the Buckeyes and solid play-calling stints with both Arkansas and Wisconsin.
The 41-year old Ash from Ottumwa, Iowa was one of the first Rutgers contacted during its search and was a high-interest candidate from the beginning, sources said.