Following the 2016 season, Chris Rodgers was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations at Ohio. The 2019 campaign will mark his seventh season on Frank Solich's coaching staff.
Rodgers was elevated to the role of Director of Football Operations in February 2014 after spending the '13 season serving as an Operations Assistant with the team.
In his current role, Rodgers monitors the program's budget, plans and organizes team travel, collaborates with NFL scouts, facilitates the Ohio Football Alumni Golf Outing and directs the high school & youth camps. In six years with Rodgers on staff, Ohio has won a Mid-American Conference East Division title (2016), made five bowl appearances and captured two bowl victories.
Rodgers is no stranger to the Ohio football program, having spent five years as a student-athlete on the team from 2005-09. During his time competing for the Bobcats, Rodgers played in two bowl games. He began his career as a tight end before moving to the offensive line. As a senior in 2009, Rodgers started in all 14 games, including Ohio's trip to MAC Championship Game and the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit, Mich. Rodgers' work up front on the offensive line helped the Bobcats finish the year with a 9-5 record and average over 300 yards of total offense per game.
Following his collegiate career, Rodgers earned an invitation to the New Orleans Saints rookie and veterans camps. He also received an invitation to the Cincinnati Bengals rookie camp and was later signed by the club for training camp.
Rodgers and his wife, Kelsey, reside in Athens and have a daughter, Reece.