March 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 83rd annual Ohio State University football coaches clinic, scheduled for April 10-12, will serve as “A Tribute to the Great State of Ohio Football” with keynote speeches by both of the state’s NFL team head coaches as well as guest lectures from Urban Meyer and some of the greatest coaches the state has produced in the college and high school ranks.

Open to high school, middle school and youth league coaches, Ohio State’s clinic typically draws a huge contingent of coaches interested in the detailed chalk talk lessons and in-person looks at the Buckeye practices. This year, attendees will hear from a who’s who list of coaches, including:

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis (8 p.m. Thursday, April 10);
  • Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine (10 a.m. Friday, April 11); and
  • Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer (9 a.m. Friday, April 11).

Ohio State assistants Tom Herman, Luke Fickell, Tim Hinton and Chris Ash will speak at the clinic as well as numerous Ohio high school head coaches.

A number of coaches will be honored during the clinic for their legendary coaching achievements within the state of Ohio, including the all-time winningest high school coach in state history – Bob Lutz, from Ironton High School – and the all-time winningest coach (by percentage) in college football history, Larry Kehres, who went 332-24-3 (.929) in 27 years at Division III Mt. Union and won 11 national championships.

For more information on this year’s coaching clinic, visit and/or contact Shannon Smith at (614) 292-2531 for camp registration information.