COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican football coach Kelly Cummings announced the hiring of Mike Hartline and Austen Bujnoch to his staff, with Hartline serving as the offensive coordinator and Bujnoch as the offensive line coach.
Hartline joins the ODU staff after spending two years at the University of Cincinnati as the offensive quality control coach and assistant quarterbacks coach. He helped the Bearcats finish with an 11-2 record in 2018, including a victory over Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl and a win at UCLA.
Prior to arriving at UC, Hartline spent two years as an assistant coach at Ohio State as well, working with quarterbacks Cardale Jones, JT Barrett, Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins. He also spent one season coaching at West Broward High School.
Hartline played quarterback at the University of Kentucky, earning All-SEC honors in 2010. He was also named the Offensive MVP of the Liberty Bowl in 2008. After his collegiate career, he had stints in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 and New England Patriots in 2012.
Hartline has coached or played under notable coaches such as Urban Meyer, Luke Fickell, Tim Beck and Joker Phillips. His brother, Brian Hartline, played at Ohio State and in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, and is currently an assistant coach with Ohio State.
Bujnoch also joins Ohio Dominican after coaching at UC, where he has been a quality control and offensive line coach since 2015. He was also a member of Fickell's staff that helped UC finish with 11 wins last season. The Bearcats ranked 15th in the country in rushing offense, 27th in scoring offense and 11th in third-down conversions in 2018.
He had a decorated playing career for the Bearcats, culminating with a First Team All-Big East honor in 2012. A three-year letterman, he helped UC win three Big East titles and reach the Sugar Bowl in 2009. Following his graduation, he spent time in NFL camps with the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams.
Bujnoch has coached four current NFL offensive linemen and coached under Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, amongst others, during his time at UC.
Ohio Dominican finished the 2018 season with a 9-2 record and the Panthers were ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation. ODU appeared in the NCAA regional rankings every week and has won at least seven games in every season since 2011. The Panthers have the most wins of any Division II program in Ohio since 2011, posting an overall record of 67-22 (.753).
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