Defensive Coordinator Dennis Fryzel

Dennis Fryzel Ohio State 1981
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Ohio State

College: Denison University, 1964

OSU Coaching History:

1979-81: Defensive Coordinator / Interior Linebackers

1981 Media Guide: Dennis Fryzel is the defensive coordinator and interior linebackers coach. He joined the Buckeye staff in January, 1979, shortly after Earle Bruce was named head coach at Ohio State.

Fryzel is a native of Garfield Heights, Ohio and is a 1964 graduate of Denison University. He played four years of football at Denison.

He began his coaching career in the fall of 1964 as an assistant at Garfield Heights High School, his alma mater. In 1966 he went to Columbia University as backfield coach and in 1968 he went to Williams College in a similar capacity.

In 1972, he began an association with Earle Bruce, when he was named defensive coordinator at the University of Tampa. When Bruce left to take the head coaching job at Iowa State in 1973, Fryzel was named head coach at Tampa. In two years, his teams posted a 14-8 record. When Tampa dropped football after the 1974 season, Fryzel was out of coaching for one year. In 1976 he went with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but returned to college in 1977 as defense coordinator at Syracuse. He was an assistant at the Air Force Academy in 1978 before coming to Ohio State.

Fryzel and his wife, Gayle, have two daughters, Karen and Susan.