Ohio State's coaching staff for the 2019 season is officially set.
Ryan Day, Ohio State, is currently sitting in the office and is looking for a new coach.
The assistant coaches who have been given their names by Day, as announced by Ohio State on Wednesday:
- Tony Alford running backs coach and assistant head coach for offense
- Brian Hartline wide receivers coach (promoted from interim wide receivers coach to December)
- Kevin Wilson tight ends coach and offensive coordinator
- Greg Studrawa offensive line coach
- Larry Johnson defensive line coach and associate head coach
The Buckeyes' five new assistant coaches:
- Mike Yurcich quarterback coach and passing game coordinator
- Jeff Hafley co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach
- Greg Mattison co-defensive coordinator
- Al Washington linebackers coach
- Matt Barnes special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach
"I said today in Wednesday's announcement, I'm really excited about this foundation of coaches who will mentor, coach and prepare for all areas of the young men in our program." Big Ten championships and bowl games, and I'm thrilled they want to continue to win this championship and achievements.
"I am confident the new assistant coaches want to make an immediate impact on this program. The program will be developing and developing our players for the 201
Meet Ohio State's New Coaches
Yurcich takes on the role of a hero by day, who announces his new head coach in December when Urban Meyer announces his retirement.
Gregison, Alex Grinch, Bill Davis, and Taver Johnson, Mattison, Hafley, Washington, and Barnes replace former defensive assistant coaches. Grinch is now the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma, Davis is now the linebackers coach for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and Schiano is reportedly a candidate for a "top defensive role" with the NFL's New England Patriots.
Larry Johnson, who has been at Ohio State since 2014, is now the longest-tenured member of the Buckeyes' 11-man coaching staff. Alison has been with the Buckeyes since 2015, Studrawa has been at Ohio State since 2016, Day and Wilson both joined the staff in 2017 and Hartline became a quality control coach at Ohio State in 2017 before becoming the interim wide receivers coach last July.