Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Devin Jordan Returning to Buckeyes As Offensive Assistant

By Dan Hope on January 31, 2022 at 9:28 am
Devin Jordan

Another former Ohio State wide receiver is returning to the Buckeyes as a coach.

Devin Jordan, who played wide receiver and worked as a student coach at Ohio State, announced Monday that he is back with the Buckeyes as an offensive assistant.

Jordan will not be one of the Buckeyes’ 10 full-time assistant coaches.

A member of Ohio State’s recruiting class of 2003 out of Massillon Washington High School, Jordan’s own playing career was derailed by an injury he suffered in practice in 2004. But as Jordan documented in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch last year, Jim Tressel encouraged Jordan to stay in the sport, and Jordan ended up becoming a student coach for the Buckeyes.

Jordan has since coached at Wittenberg, Otterbein, Malone and Youngstown State and was most recently an offensive quality control coach at Akron, where he spent the past two seasons.

Now, Jordan will have the opportunity to work alongside fellow former Ohio State wide receiver Brian Hartline, who he helped coach when he was a student coach and who he told the Dispatch he considers to be “the best wide receivers coach in America.”

Jordan is also the founder and president of Beyond the Game, a nonprofit designed “to help kids understand that sports is a platform to achieving a higher education and reaching their potential as adults.” The organization has previously held free summer camps for children, provided youth mentoring programs and donated school supplies to local schools in Stark County, Ohio.

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