CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - New man in charge for the Benglas Zac Taylor is finalizing his coaching and so far it’s full of faces familiar to the first-time NFL head coach and now it’s familiar to Cincinnatians too.
Archbishop Moeller High School announced Monday morning their head football coach Doug Rosfeld is leaving the school and making the jump to the NFL to join Taylor and the Bengals.
Sources tell Joe Danneman that Rosfeld’s position with the Bengals is assistant to the head coach. It appears he will largely help Taylor with administrative work.
The last man to hold that position was Hue Jackson when Marvin Lewis hired him following Jackson’s firing in Cleveland.
Rosfeld worked with Taylor at the University of Cincinnati where he was named the football program’s director of player development in April 2015, school officials say.
The new Bengals coach is a former UC football player as well. He started the final 34 games of his career at center for the Bearcats, UC says.
Rosfeld, a 1997 Moeller graduate, returned to the school for the 2018 football season. He previously was a part of the Crusaders coaching staff from 2005-2014, serving as the offensive line coach, assisting on special teams and coached the team to two state championships in 2012 and 2013, the school says.
“In his time at Moeller, Doug emphasized a culture of respect, hard work and faith, and he quickly impacted the lives of our students,” President of Moeller Marshall Hyzdu said. “He is an amazing coach, but more importantly a remarkable husband, father and Christian man. I am excited for Doug and his family, and we’re proud to call him a Man of Moeller.”
Moeller named Todd Naumann acting head coach while the school begins its search for a permanent head coach.
Naumann served as assistant head coach and secondary coach under Rosfeld.