position Quality Control Coach – Defense
Drew Christ joined the Ohio State staff as a defensive quality control coach in March of 2019. He comes to Ohio State after a five-year stay on the defensive staff at Central Connecticut State University and with defensive coordinator experience at three different coaching stops.
While at CCSU, Christ served as the Blue Devils’ defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. His 2018 unit gave up 14 points or less four times as Central Connecticut State finished with a winning record for the second consecutive year. In 2017, Christ’s defense helped CCSU go 8-4 overall and 6-0 in the NEC to qualify for the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history.
Prior to Central Connecticut State, Christ served on the defensive staff at the University of Albany for eight years, the first seven as the secondary/outside linebackers coach and the final as the defensive coordinator. During his time, he helped the Great Danes to four Northeast Conference Championships.
Christ has also made coaching stops at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College. While at Penn, Christ and the Quakers won back-to-back Ivy League titles in 2002 and 2003. He was the defensive coordinator at Rochester in 2005 and 2006.
A Bay Village, Ohio native, Christ is a 1997 graduate of the University of Chicago. He was a three-time All-University Athletic Association defensive back and kicker who played in the Professional Indoor Football League with the Madison Maddawgs. He is married to the former Sarah Zaborowski, who played field hockey at Albany.