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