COLUMBUS (WCMH)- Ryan Day has been named Ohio State’s next head coach, taking over after Urban Meyer retires on January 2.
Athletic Director Gene Smith named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Day as the 25th head coach in the history
Meyer announced his retirement at a press conference on Dec. 4.
Day took over head coaching duties at the start of the 2018 season when Meyer served a three-game suspension. OSU defeated Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU during the suspension.
Day joined the Ohio State coaching staff before the 2017 season as the quarterbacks coach and during this offseason Day was promoted to co-Offensive Coordinator. He was coveted for several college head coaching and several NFL assistant coaching jobs but elected to stay at OSU.
Day’s other coaching stops include Boston College, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Temple and New Hampshire. Through all of those coaching jobs, he has never been a head coach.