Wide Receivers Coach Fred Zechman

Fred Zechman Ohio State
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Past Teams
Ohio State

College: Capital University

OSU Coaching History:

1979-1982: Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach

1982 Media Guide: Fred Zechman joined the Ohio State football staff in January 1979. He coaches the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

Zechman is a native of Sylvania, Ohio. He is a graduate of Capital University and played football there under Gene Slaughter, a former Ohio State football assistant.

Zechman had 12 years of coaching experience prior to joining the Ohio State staff. He began as an assistant at Capital in 1967. In 1969, he was a defensive coordinator in high school at Franklin, Ohio. His first opportunity to become a head coach came in 1971 at Western Reserve High in Berlin Center. In 1973, he became head coach at Miami Trace High, where in six years his teams won 55, lost six and tied one. In the summer of 1978, Zechman coached the South All-Stars to an upset win over a heavily-favored North team.

Zechman is a good student of football and has a keen, imaginative flair for offense. He wants to feature both running and passing in the offense.

Fred and his wife, Linda, have two children, son Eric, and daughter Gretchen.