Wide Receivers Coach Stan Drayton

Stan Drayton Ohio State
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Past Teams
Ohio State

College: Allegheny College (1993)

OSU Coaching History: 

2014: Assistant head coach for offense / Running backs

2012-13: Running backs

2011: Wide receivers

2013 Media Guide: Drayton is an excellent coach and his players produce. Last season, Carlos Hyde was named the Big Ten Conference’s Ameche-Dayne running back of the year after leading the Big Ten in rushing with 1,521 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns.

Hyde, in fact, will be considered among the top running backs in Ohio State history. He owns the best yards per carry average for a career (6.1), single season (7.3 in 2013) and game (10.2 vs. Illinois in 2013) and he has the sixth-most rushing yards in school history with 3,198. He was a second round NFL Draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers.

During Ohio State’s 12-0 campaign in 2012, Drayton coached the team’s running backs to 1,536 yards, 21 touchdowns and an average of 5.44 yards per carry.

Last season, Ohio State set a school and Big Ten record with 4,321 yards, and the team has scored 82 rushing touchdowns the past two seasons.

2012 Media Guide: Stan Drayton’s 20th season of coaching, and his second season at Ohio State, will return the former All-American running back to the position he played and is most experienced coaching:
running back. Drayton was asked to stay on Ohio State’s coaching staff by new Ohio State coach
Urban Meyer, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone because Drayton has now been hired three times by Meyer: twice to coach running backs at the University of Florida and now in that same capacity at Ohio State. While at UF, Drayton helped Meyer and the Gators win the 2006 national championship.

2011 Media Guide: Stan Drayton joined the Ohio State football staff as wide receivers coach in February, 2011.

Drayton came to Ohio State from Florida, where he served as the Gators’ running backs coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2010 season. He also served as Florida’s running backs coach from 2005-07, and held the same position at SEC schools Tennessee (2008) and Mississippi State (2004).

With coaching experience and success at every level, Drayton’s resume includes stints as an assistant coach at Syracuse (2009), Bowling Green (2000), Villanova (1996-2000), Penn (1995), Eastern Michigan (1994) and Allegheny (1993). From 2001-03, he served as the offensive quality control and assistant special teams coach for the Green Bay Packers, helping them to three NFC playoff appearances. He is a past nominee for the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award, and has been recognized by Rivals as one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters.

Three times a first-team All-America selection as a running back at Allegheny (Pa.) College, Drayton is Allegheny’s all-time leading rusher and scorer and was a part of the 1990 Division III national championship team. He still holds the Division III single-season record for touchdowns scored per game (3.2). Drayton was a two-time All-American in track as well, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. A 1993 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English, Drayton was inducted into the Allegheny College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

A Cleveland native who is a graduate of John Marshall High School, Drayton and his wife Monique, who ran track at Eastern Michigan, have two daughters, Amari and Anaya.