Head coach of Ohio high school football power joining Bengals staff

Doug Rosfeld, the head coach of longtime Ohio football power Moeller High School, has accepted a position with the Cincinnati Bengals, the school announced Monday morning.

Rosfeld worked with new Bengals coach Zac Taylor in 2016 when both were at the University of Cincinnati — Rosfeld was the director of player development and Taylor the offensive coordinator, according to WCPO.com, a media partner of Cox Media Group Ohio. Taylor was named the new Bengals coach last week.

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“We had the opportunity to work together pretty closely throughout the season,” Rosfeld told WCPO on Jan. 11. “I think brilliant would be the right word to describe Zac Taylor. Driven, purposeful – his ability to teach the position – as a guy that played at a high level and also just understanding the booby traps and the tricks that defenses lay to catch quarterbacks. His ability to teach how to negotiate that was really unique. So from the day you meet him you see a unique football mind.”

Rosfeld, a 1997 Moeller grad, was Greater Catholic League Coach of the Year in 2018 in his first season with Moeller after leading the Crusaders to the league title. The Crusaders lost in the first round of the playoffs to league rival Elder.

Moeller has won nine state football titles and is tied with Newark Catholic for the most state playoff appearances with 35.

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The Bengals have not announced the Rosfeld hiring. Last week the team announced the hiring of four offensive assistant coaches — Brian Callahan (offensive coordinator), Jim Turner (offensive line), James Casey (tight ends) and Ben Martin (assistant offensive line).

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