Co-Offensive Coordinator Ryan Day

Ryan Day Ohio State
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Current Team
Ohio State

College: New Hampshire (BS)

OSU Coaching History:

2019-2023: Head Coach

2018: Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

2017: Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

2019 Media Guide: Sometime around 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 1, 2019, Ryan Day had a whistle placed around his neck by retiring head coach Urban Meyer in front of the team after its 28-23 Rose Bowl Game victory over Washington. The head coaching tenure of Day at The Ohio State
University had officially begun.

Technically, Day’s first day on the job was Jan. 2, but that moment in the locker room at the Rose Bowl in front of 124 players, including more than 100 who will be a part of his first team, will have the lasting impact of origination for the 40-year-old from Manchester, N.H., who becomes just the 25th coach for a storied program that ranks second all-time in victories and will play its 130th season of football in 2019.

Day officially starts his head coaching career with a record of 3-0. He is credited with the wins earned over Oregon State, Rutgers and 15th-ranked TCU at the beginning of the 2018 season when he served
about eight weeks in August and September as Ohio State’s acting head coach. He has a five-year contract through the 2023 season that will pay him $4.5 million annually.

Ryan Day has directed one of the nation’s most explosive offenses through the air in the two seasons
since his arrival in 2017. Under his tutelage the offenses, led by quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Dwayne
Haskins, rank No. 1 nationally in touchdown passes thrown with 90. Ohio State’s 68.2 completion
percentage is third-best nationally and its 313.5 yards per game ranks No. 7.

2017 Media Guide: Ryan Day joined the Ohio State coaching staff in January 2017 as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The 15-year coaching veteran had been quarterbacks coach in the NFL under Chip Kelly in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers and two years ago for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Day helped Sam Bradford to a record-setting 2015 season with the Eagles as he completed 65 percent of his passes – an Eagles single-season record – and threw for 3,725 yards. Both figures were career highs at the time.

Day has prior experience working with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer; in 2005 he was a graduate assistant coach during Meyer’s first season with the Florida Gators.

In 2014, Day’s Boston College offense ranked second in the ACC and 21st nationally with 254.4 rushing yards per game, and in 2013 Eagle running back Andre Williams rushed for more than 2,000 yards on his way to unanimous All-America honors while being named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.