Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ohio St. Assistant Joins Rutgers Staff

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ohio St. Assistant Joins Rutgers Staff

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Rutgers has hired another coach with Ohio State ties.

Kenny Parker, who has spent the previous three seasons as an assistant with the Buckeyes, was named strength and conditioning coach, head coach Chris Ash announced Friday.

Ash, the OSU defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, became Rutgers coach Dec. 5.

"I am excited to welcome Kenny to Rutgers football program," said Ash. "In our past two seasons together at Ohio State I have recognized Kenny's tremendous work ethic and his ability to get the most out of our players.

"Having Kenny on staff will be a major asset as we work to build a team that is both physically tough and mentally prepared to compete in the Big Ten."

A 2005 graduate of the University of Florida, Parker came to Ohio State after two seasons as a defensive line coach and strength coach at Murray State University.

USC adds coordinator

Southern California wide receivers coach Tee Martin will replace Clay Helton as offensive coordinator.

Helton, who became the Trojans' head coach earlier this year following Steve Sarkisian's dismissal, announced Martin's promotion Friday.

Martin has coached wide receivers since joining the USC staff in 2012 and will retain that responsibility. …

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