Ryan Day adds 2nd Michigan coach to Ohio State staff


Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day has announced the hiring of new linebackers coach Al Washington.

Washington comes to the Buckeyes after spending last season coaching linebackers and was a special team’s coordinator at Michigan.

“Al Washington is going to be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” Day said. “I’ve known him as player and as a coach and I know his family very well. I think his familiarity with this region as a coach and as a recruiter is going to be very impactful, as will his leadership with our linebackers unit.”

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Washington played on and coached on Boston College teams that included Ryan Day on staff.

Additionally, Washington has coached at the University of Cincinnati, Elon University and Slippery Rock University.

Washington is a native of Columbus and attended Bishop Watterson. His father, Al Washington Sr., played linebacker for the Buckeyes from 1977-80.

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