Ohio State hires Drayton as assistant

Associated Press Modified: January 27, 2011 at 11:03 am •  Published: January 27, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Stan Drayton, who has been an assistant at nine colleges, is Ohio State's new wide receivers coach.

Coach Jim Tressel announced the hiring on Thursday.

Drayton replaces Darrell Hazell who recently took the head coaching job at Kent State.

Drayton served as Florida's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator last season. The Ohio native also served as Florida's running backs coach from 2005-07, and held the same position at SEC schools Tennessee (2008) and Mississippi State (2004).

He also has coached at Syracuse (2009), Bowling Green (2000), Villanova (1996-2000), Pennsylvania (1995), Eastern Michigan (1994) and his alma mater, Allegheny (1993). From 2001-03, he was an assistant special teams coach for the Green Bay Packers.


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