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Kerry Coombs has 35 years of coaching experience, including the last six years at Ohio State.

Most recently, he held the title of Assistant Coordinator, Defense/Cornerbacks/Special Teams Coordinator for the Buckeyes. In each of his six seasons in Columbus, Coombs worked with the cornerbacks, and he saw four of his pupils become first-round selections – Marshon Lattimore (11th overall/2017), Gareon Conley (24th overall/2017), Eli Apple (10th overall/2016) and Bradley Roby (31st overall/2014).

In 2017, the Ohio State defense ranked ninth in the NCAA in yards allowed and in 2016, the Buckeyes ranked fourth nationally with 21 interceptions, including seven returned for touchdowns.

Kerry Coombs has 35 years of coaching experience, including the last six years at Ohio State.

Most recently, he held the title of Assistant Coordinator, Defense/Cornerbacks/Special Teams Coordinator for the Buckeyes. In each of his six seasons in Columbus, Coombs worked with the cornerbacks, and he saw four of his pupils become first-round selections – Marshon Lattimore (11th overall/2017), Gareon Conley (24th overall/2017), Eli Apple (10th overall/2016) and Bradley Roby (31st overall/2014).

In 2017, the Ohio State defense ranked ninth in the NCAA in yards allowed and in 2016, the Buckeyes ranked fourth nationally with 21 interceptions, including seven returned for touchdowns.

Coombs spent five seasons (2007-11) coaching the defensive backs at the University of Cincinnati before joining Ohio State. In 2007, the Bearcats led the nation with 26 interceptions. Additionally, Coombs has 24 years of experience in the high school ranks, including 16 seasons as the head coach at Colerain High School, where he compiled a 161-34 record.

He also had stops at Loveland High School, Lakota High School and Greenhills High School.

A native of Ohio, Coombs played on the 1980 University of Dayton Division III National Championship team.

He and his wife, Holly, are the parents of three grown children – Brayden, Cortney and Dylan.

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