Two Chris Ash Hires Give Rutgers DBs Bright Future

Rutgers coach Chris Ash put an emphasis on the defensive secondary with back-to-back hires of Bill Busch and Aaron Henry to his coaching staff. Ash announced both hires as his staff holds six full-time coaches.

Rutgers coach Chris Ash has tons of inexperienced talent in his defensive secondary next season but more than enough experience on the coaching staff. Ash announced two hires for his defensive secondary on back-to-back days in Bill Busch and Aaron Henry.

Busch reunites with Ash after a season on quality control for Ohio State. Busch, 50, coached safeties at both Wisconsin and Nebraska of the Big Ten Conference.

"Bill is a veteran Big Ten coach and I am fortunate to have him at Rutgers,” Ash said in a statement. “Bill brings with him a wealth of experience and has built a reputation as a great recruiter. We worked together at Ohio State and he knows our defense and how I want the secondary to be coached.”

Henry joins the staff from Arkansas to his first full-time coaching position. He excelled under Ash as a player at Wisconsin.

"I am excited to welcome Aaron to Rutgers football,” Ash said. “As a player, I knew Aaron had all the characteristics to be a talented assistant coach one day. We worked together when he was a graduate assistant at Arkansas and that only confirmed my beliefs in him as a coach. He is a smart, energetic young man who knows how I want the secondary to be developed.”


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