WC grad Hinton headed to Ohio State

Former Quaker assistant joins Urban Meyer's staff

January 3, 2012

Tim Hinton has been named tight ends coach at The Ohio State University.

Tim Hinton has been named tight ends coach at The Ohio State University.

COLUMBUS — Wilmington College graduate and former WC assistant football coach Tim Hinton has joined Urban Meyer’s staff at The Ohio State University, the Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday.

Hinton began his collegiate coaching career as a student assistant at Wilmington College (1981-84). The Amanda, Ohio, native worked with Wilmington’s tight ends and receivers, and helped the Quakers win two league titles and earn a pair of berths in the NAIA national playoffs.

A 1982 Wilmington College graduate, Hinton was head coach at Zane Trace, Van Wert and Marion Harding high schools. In 11 seasons in Marion, his Harding teams won five conference championships and appeared in five state playoffs and two regional finals. In 1995, he was named Ohio Division I Co-Coach of the Year.

Prior to his tenure at Marion Harding, Hinton was an assistant coach with Ohio University and The Ohio State University. In 2004, he returned to the collegiate ranks as running backs coach at University of Cincinnati.

In 2010, Hinton migrated to South Bend, Ind., when Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly was named head coach at Notre Dame.

At Ohio State, Hinton is expected to coach tight ends and might be named the Buckeyes’ recruiting coordinator.

Hinton will be working for a coach who appears ready to share his winning style with the Buckeyes. Meyer met with OSU’s non-seniors early Tuesday morning, a day after the Buckeyes lost to Meyer’s former employer — Florida — in the Gator Bowl.

Tim Hinton File:
1981-84 — Wilmington College Tight Ends/Wide Receivers
1985-86 — Ohio State Graduate Assistant
1987-88 — Zane Trace High School Head Coach
1989 — Van Wert  High School Head Coach
1990 — Ohio University Wide Receivers
1991-92 — Ohio University Defensive Line
1993-2003 — Marion Harding High School Head Coach
2004-06 — Cincinnati Running Backs
2007 — Cincinnati Linebackers
2008 — Cincinnati Running Backs
2009 — Cincinnati Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
2010-11 — Notre Dame Running Backs
2012 — Ohio State Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator