|Born||December 24, 1973|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2000–2001||Iowa State (GA)|
|2002–2005||Iowa State (DB)|
|2006||Iowa State (DB/RC)|
|2007–08||San Diego State (DB/RC)|
|2009||Iowa State (DB/RC)|
|2014–2015||Ohio State (co-DC/S)|
|Head coaching record|
Ash received his bachelor's degree from Drake University, where he played safety on the football team. In 2005, Ash received his master's degree from Iowa State University. A native of Ottumwa, Iowa, he and his wife, Doreen, have four children, Tanner, Jacey, Brady and a new baby girl, Alexis.
Ash held assistant coaching positions with the Drake Bulldogs, Princeton Tigers, Iowa State Cyclones, and San Diego State Aztecs, before being hired by the Wisconsin Badgers in 2010. In 2012, when then Badgers head coach Bret Bielema was hired at the University of Arkansas, Ash followed, accepting the defensive coordinator position with the Razorbacks. In January 2014, Ash was hired as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ash has coached in 8 bowl games in his career including the 2000 Insight.com Bowl, 2001 Independence Bowl, 2002 Humanitarian Bowl, 2004 Independence Bowl, 2005 Houston Bowl, 2009 Insight Bowl, 2011 Rose Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl, and the 2013 Rose Bowl. He also coached the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes football team to the first ever College Football Playoff win in history.
Head coaching record
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten Conference) (2016–present)|
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- Keith Sargeant (December 7, 2014). "Here are the contract terms for new Rutgers football coach Chris Ash". NJ.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.