Another staff member of University of Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell’s staff has left the program for a fulltime coaching position.

Mike Hartline has spent the past two seasons as the offensive quality control coach and assistant quarterbacks’ coach at the University of Cincinnati.

Now, the Canton, Ohio native and former University of Kentucky quarterback will be the offensive coordinator for Ohio Dominican head coach Kelly Cummings.

Mike Hartline at UK Practice

Following a standout prep career at GlenOak High School, Hartline singed with the University of Kentucky in the 2006 recruiting class.

While at UK, Hartline would win the starting job in his third season and go on to earn All-SEC honors in 2010.

Following his college career, Hartline spent time in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots before moving into a coaching career. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, Hartline spent two seasons at Ohio State under Urban Meyer where he worked with Cardale Jones, JT Barrett, Dwayne Haskins and Joey Burrow before following Luke Fickell to the Bearcats.

Hartline joins Austen Bujnoch at Ohio Dominican as Cummings continues to make strong hires to replenish members of his staff, he lost in the past few weeks.


Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (, a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.


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