Ryan Day has guided the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 45-6 record in four seasons (2019-22) that includes a 31-2 record against Big Ten Conference competition, back-to-back Big Ten championships in 2019 and 2020, and Sugar Bowl (2020) and Rose Bowl (2021) victories. During his tenure he has guided Ohio State to 16 consecutive victories and 23 consecutive wins in Big Ten games, and his Buckeyes are the only program in the nation to qualify for the College Football Playoffs three times since 2019.Letters: Ryan Day's Ohio State salary odd compared to Woody Hayes

Day’s teams have been among the best offensive teams in the nation, ranking in the Top 3 nationally in scoring three times and Top 10 in total offense in all four of his seasons as head coach. Ohio State was No. 1 in the nation in both total offense and scoring offense in 2021. Additionally, Ohio State was No. 1 nationally in total defense and passing defense in 2019.

Day has coached 18 first-team All-Americans, six consecutive Big Ten Quarterback of the Year honorees, five consecutive Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honorees and five Heisman Trophy finalists. He has also coached 16 NFL Draft picks and nine first-round NFL Draft picks, including all three of his Ohio State starting quarterbacks (Dwayne Haskins, 2019; Justin Fields, 2021; and C.J. Stroud, 2023).

In the classroom, his Buckeyes have set program records for number of OSU Scholar-Athletes (61 in 2020-21) and Academic All-Big Ten Conference honorees (46 in 2021). And in the most recent Academic Progress Rate scores, which accounts for academic eligibility, retention and graduation, Ohio State football had its highest-ever rate of 993 for the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

Day became the first Ohio State coach in 40 years to be named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year when he earned the honor in 2019.

Day is the first Ohio State coach to win Big Ten championships in his first two years as coach, in 2019 and again in 2020, and he also set the standard by leading Ohio State into the College Football Playoffs for two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020.

A terrific relationship with prospects and their families has helped Day and Ohio State annually secure Top 5 recruiting classes, including four consecutive in the 247Sports rankings (#5 in 2023; #4 in 2022; #2 in 2021 and #5 in 2020).

Day was named Ohio State head coach by Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director Gene Smith on Dec. 4, 2018.

45-6 Overall Record
The 2022 Buckeyes went 11-2 overall and lost to the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Peach Bowl, 42-1. QB C.J. Stroud was a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive year and he also repeated as the Big Ten’s offensive player and quarterback of the year. In addition, WR Marvin Harrison was a unanimous All-American and OT Paris Johnson was a consensus All-American.

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