Urban Meyer has decided to walk away from coaching, ending his tenure at Ohio State after seven seasons. The team has appointed Ryan Day to be the new head coach, and fortunately for Day it seems that many of Meyer's coaches are planning to stay with the program and lead his transition.
According to sources, strength coach Mickey Marotti, personnel director Mark Pantoni, director of operations Brian Voltolini and player development director Ryan Stamper will all return to Ohio State under Day.
Hearing now what @brdispatch reported a bit ago, that strength coach Mickey Marotti, personnel director Mark Pantoni, director of operations Brian Voltolini and player development director Ryan Stamper will remain at Ohio State.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) December 4, 2018
That is excellent news for the Buckeyes and it will make Day's transition a lot easier, as he will be surrounded by staff members who he is familiar with.
Day clearly has huge shoes to fill, following Meyer's incredible job at the helm of the Buckeyes. Maintaining a huge portion of his coaching staff is an excellent first step for the former offensive coordinator, and it will be interesting to see who fills Day's old position as the Buckeyes OC.
Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s head coach. OC Ryan Day is taking over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2018
Day is an experienced coach who has been employed at the collegiate and NFL level since 2002. He will hope to continue Ohio State's run of successful seasons now that he has been appointed head coach.