Football

Buckeyes Reward Five Coaches With Updated Deals

The Buckeyes are on the verge of extending the contracts of multiple head coaches including Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann as extensions have been worked out and now just await approval from the Board of Trustees per a release from Ohio State on Wednesday.

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day will see a near two-million-dollar bump in addition to his two-year extension. This will keep Day under contract through the 2028 season and will see his compensation increase from 7.6 million to right around 9.5 million dollars.

Under Day, the Buckeyes are 34-4 including a 23-1 mark in the Big Ten as the Buckeyes have won a pair of Big Ten Championships as well as a pair of trips to the College Football Playoffs and one appearance in the CFP Championship Game.

Chris Holtmann will add three years to his deal which will keep him in the fold through the 2027-28 season and will see a raise of 500-thousand dollars, raising his total salary to 3.5 million per season with a base of one-million dollars.

The Buckeyes have appeared in the NCAA Tournament every year under Holtmann (outside of the 2020 season where the NCAA Tournament was canceled but Holtmann’s Buckeyes were a shoo-in to make the field).

During Holtmann’s tenure, the Buckeyes are 107-56 including a 59-40 record in the Big Ten. The 2022-23 season will provide a new set of challenges as the Ohio State roster is almost entirely turning over, but the extra years on his contract will provide stability as the program turns the page.

Kevin McGuff will receive a new four-year contract and his total compensation will eclipse the one-million-dollar mark at 1.05M. This deal will run through the 2025-26 season.

McGuff recently finished out his 9th season with the Buckeyes and last year saw Ohio State post a 25-7 overall record as well as a regular-season Big-Ten championship. The Buckeyes advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Also signing new contracts or extensions will be Nick Myers (men’s lacrosse) and Steve Rohlik (men’s ice hockey).

The full board will vote on all five contracts on Thursday.