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Michael George begins his fourth season at Ohio and his first as the program's Director of Player Personnel and High School Relations. In his new capacity, George will coordinate all on-campus recruiting, including the operation of all campus visits (official and unofficial) and implementation of recruiting strategies (mail, e-mail, and social media).
He previously served as a graduate assistant coach with the offense, working specifically with wide receivers, assisting in breaking down opposing offenses, and coordinating the scout team.
George was an Operations Intern at Ohio State in 2009, assisting primarily with academics and community outreach. Ohio State posted an 11-2 record with an outright Big Ten and Rose Bowl championship and a No. 5 final AP poll ranking.
George served as Offensive Graduate Assistant at Villanova University in 2008, coaching the tight ends and assisting with the offensive tackles,as well as coordinating all offensive video and opponents' defenses' breakdowns. Villanova finished the season with a 10-3 record as a NCAA D1-FCS Quarterfinalist.
George previously worked at Ohio State in 2006 and 2007 campaigns, working as an Offensive Line Student Intern, assisting with off-the-field work.
George began his coaching career at his alma mater in 2005, coaching the tight ends and H-backs for Washington University on its way to a 6-4 mark.
George was a student-athlete for four years on both the Washington University in St. Louis football and track & field teams. He was a two-year starter at tight end, earning All-Conference recognition in 2004. George's senior class finished with a 26-14 record in college, unblemished in conference play. He was also a multiple All-Conference honoree in the shot put and discus over his throwing career.
A native of Russell, Ohio, George graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 with majors in physics, mathematics, and classics. George also earned a master's in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. George earned his second master's degree from Ohio State University in 2008. Most recently, George earned his master's degree from Ohio University in recreation and sports sciences. He lives in Athens with his wife, Lise, and their daughter, Soledad.