Dec 29, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash at press conference for the 2012 Rose Bowl at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking News: Arkansas Football: Chris Ash Named Defensive Coordinator for Hogs

Fayetteville, Ark. – One week after Bret Bielema was named the new head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks he has nailed down the first member of his staff, Chris Ash.

Chris Ash has been Bielema’s co-defensive coordinator for two years after joining the Badger’s staff in 2010 as the defensive backs coach. In Ash’s first year a co-defensive coordinator (2011) the Badgers ranked No. 13 in the country in scoring defense averaging 19 points per game and No. 15 in total defense.

During the 2012 college football regular season Wisconsin finished No. 13 in total defense and No. 19 in scoring defense.

Originally from Ottumwa, Iowa, Ash graduated from Drake then received a master’s degree from Iowa State in 2005 in education.


Ash’s coaching stops:

Drake, volunteer assistant 1996

Drake, graduate assistant, defense 1997

Drake Defensive Coordinator, 1998-199

Iowa State Defensive Backs Coach, 2002-2006

San Diego State Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 2007-2008

Iowa State Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 2009

Wisconsin Defensive Backs Coach, 2010

Wisconsin Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach 2011-2012


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