PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2019) – Rutgers University Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs announced today that Head Football Coach Chris Ash and Offensive Coordinator John McNulty have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile will serve as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
“We appreciate Chris’s dedicated efforts on behalf of our football program, our department and our University,” said Hobbs. “This change is especially difficult because of the steadfast commitment that Chris and his family have made to our student-athletes. Progress has been achieved in many areas, but, unfortunately, that progress has not been realized on the field of play. As such, it is in the best interest of the program to make a change.”
The terms of Ash’s and McNulty’s contracts will be honored by Rutgers Athletics, exclusively using department-generated funds.
A national search for a new head coach will take place, with additional details forthcoming.
Monday’s weekly press conference will take place at 12 noon. Interim Head Coach Nunzio Campanile will preview the Scarlet Knights’ 12 noon kickoff versus Maryland on Saturday at SHI Stadium.
September 29, 2019