The Ashland University football program continues to have a significant impact on the National Football League's coaching landscape as former players and assistants secure new roles with NFL teams. Steve Clinkscale, a former Ashland University defensive back and assistant coach, has been appointed as the defensive backs coach for the Los Angeles Chargers, while former Eagle defensive back Justin Hood has been named the secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons. Clinkscale's coaching journey includes a successful stint at the University of Michigan, winning an NCAA Division I national title, while Hood brings a wealth of experience from coaching positions in college football and with the Green Bay Packers.

By the Numbers
  • Steve Clinkscale named defensive backs coach for the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Justin Hood appointed secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons
State of Play
  • Former Ashland University football players and assistants are making significant contributions to NFL coaching staffs
  • Other former Eagle football program members, such as Matt LaFleur and Jeff Kastl, are also active in NFL coaching roles
Bottom Line

The Ashland University football program's influence on the NFL coaching landscape is evidenced by the recent appointments of Steve Clinkscale and Justin Hood to prominent coaching positions, reaffirming the program's legacy and impact on the highest levels of football.