Kerry Coombs Named Special Teams Coordinator

By Kyle Rowland on February 8, 2013 at 3:22p

Kerry Coombs has more reason to be enthusiastic. On Friday, Urban Meyer gave the high-energy cornerbacks coach an added promotion: special teams coordinator. Coombs will still be the cornerbacks coach.

“Kerry Coombs is an excellent coach who has a great deal of experience and expertise with special teams,” Meyer said. “He is an outstanding teacher, an excellent motivator and he has a true passion for special teams.”   

Coombs, a voracious presence on the coaching staff, became a fan-favorite soon after his hiring due to an energy level that seems unmatched. He came to Ohio State from the University of Cincinnati. During his stint at UC, Coombs served three seasons as the special teams coordinator. Before his job with the Bearcats, Coombs enjoyed a successful head coaching career at powerhouse Colerain High School in Cincinnati, where he won a state championship and made a name for himself as one of the top coaches in the football-mad state.

Ohio State was the only team in the country to have two cornerbacks named first-team all-conference last season (Bradley Roby and Travis Howard). Roby set a school record with 17 pass break-ups and led the nation with 1.73 passes defended per game. Howard led the Big Ten with four interceptions. 

“I am incredibly excited and honored to be given the responsibility of special teams coordinator,” Coombs said. “The special teams have always been a part of the game that I have enjoyed coaching. These plays are so critical to the success of a team, and they can really swing momentum. I look forward to having an increased role in the development of them.”

Source: @BuckeyeNotes


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Grayskullsession's picture

Red Bull you say?

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

WiliestBuckeye's picture

Why isn't irony made of strawberries? I could use a smoothie right about now.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

tennbuckeye19's picture

Congrats to Coach Coombs! Can't wait to see the ENERGY brought on every special teams play in the 2013 season.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

YES! Love this move! Coach Coombs is the man!

The South will NOT rise again!

omahabeef1337's picture

If I remember right, last year all of the coaches split special teams duty? Is that why there wasn't one last year, or did someone get demoted?
On a Kerry Combs related note: Combes missed coaching Tyle Moeller for the second time by just a year. Moeller played for Colerain why Combs was the head coach.

rdubs's picture

Urban considered himself special teams coordinator.  It still sounds like he will work with the punt unit.

741's picture

Punting and kickoffs were not an area of strength last year. I am hoping coach Coombs improves upon UFM's 2012 results.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I'm looking forward to a WHOLE LOT more of this:

TheBadOwl's picture

This gif is, unequivocally, the greatest thing to ever exist.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

cinserious's picture

F--- yeah!  That and Tobasco sauce.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

DJRoss926's picture

Kerry Coombs is excited for Kerrry Coombs.
(via Land Grant Holy Land)

AndyVance's picture

If they were the piranhas before, I can only begin to imagine what they'll be like under his tutelage... I pity the other teams in the Big Ten (well, not really pity - they deserve everything that's coming to them, really).

Denny's picture

If I ever have a rap album, Kerry Coombs will be my hype man.


Poison nuts's picture

If I ever have a rap' gonna really be awful.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

bedheadjc's picture

I'm imagining Coombs outfit/costume. Classic Flav with a neckclock? Maybe some Professor Griff fatigues? Maybe go monocular with a Bushwick Bill slant?
Gigantic Gold Pants medallion on a chain required.

Phillips.449's picture

^^^+1 for large gold pants imagery.

bedheadjc's picture

Simple Paint and an unsteady hand:

BuddhaBuck's picture

Kerry Coombs on the outside is probably what Urban Meyer looks like on the inside.

Don't text while driving.

DefendOhio's picture

I thought Meyer was always in charge of special teams? Even at UF he was. Wondering why he finally gave it up? All that being said, congrats to Coombs. I love that guy. 

unknownmusketeer's picture

I imagine that the "promotion" will be a nice way for Coach Meyer to increase Coach Coombs's salary. Coach Herman may be the next staff member "promoted" in order to retain him another year.

Grant Edgell's picture

There's a new, piranha-related nickname for Coach Coombs in there somewhere...

Grant Edgell's picture

Speaking of piranhas - one way or another, this is going down in Pasadena in January.
"I just saw a flash of silver with that very distinctive red as well."
It's "Scarlet" you dick...

tennbuckeye19's picture

"A lot of energy, he has."

rlyle6's picture

Congrats to Coach Coombs! 

JollyFatMan's picture

Coach Coombs is a boss. Definitely deserves this. 

How firm thy friendship..

cinserious's picture

Me want Kerry Coombs!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Defend Youngstown's picture

Am I running towards the ball carrier, or from Coach Coombs? The internal debate of every special teams member this year.