Ohio State has had just 10 head coaches in its history
There were just two coaches for the first 29 seasons Jack Reed for the 1901-02 season and C.W. Dickerson in 1903. L.W. St. John was the team’s first full-time coach, starting in 1913.
Marty Karow, the architect behind the school’s four College World Series appearances, is the longest tenured coach with 25 years, but his mark is in line to be challenged by the winningest coach in Ohio State history: Bob Todd. The winner of 817 Ohio State games, Todd is in his 21st season at the helm.
Five coaches have combined to coach 83 of the team’s first 124 seasons.