position Quality Control - Defense
Brent Zdebski is in his first season as a quality control coach on the Buckeyes’ coaching staff, working with the defense.
Zdebski comes to Ohio State after spending the 2021 season at Oklahoma State. He assisted coaching the safeties, which included first-team All-Big XII and All-American Kolby Harvell-Peel. Prior to Oklahoma State, Zdebski spent three season (2018-2020) in the Big Ten at the University of Wisconsin. There, he was a defensive graduate assistant and assisted coaching outside linebackers.
He held a similar role at Central Michigan in 2017 and Eastern Michigan for the 2016 season. Zdebski spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as an offensive student assistant at UMass, where he supported members of the coaching staff who worked with the team’s quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Zdebski’s coaching career began as a defensive student assistant Paul Chryst’s staff at Pittsburgh from the spring of 2013 through the summer of 2014.
A native of Walled Lake, Michigan, Zdebski was a two-time all-state linebacker at Walled Lake Western who went on to play at Kalamazoo College in 2012. He graduated from UMass with a degree in communication in 2016. He later went on to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin.
He and his fiancé, Whitney, will be married in March of 2023.