Keenan Bailey

Keenan Bailey - Football - Ohio State Buckeyes

position Quality Control Coach – Offense

Keenan Bailey was promoted to quality control coach on offense in January, 2019. Now in his sixth season with the Buckeyes, he has worked with the team’s wide receivers, helping them set school records for receptions, yards and touchdown receptions. In 2021, Bailey will assist in coaching the quarterbacks. Earlier this summer, Bailey was named to 247Sports’ 30Under30 list.

Bailey, who earned his Master’s degree in 2018 from Ohio State in sports management, has been a part of four consecutive Big Ten Conference championship teams at Ohio State and also victories in the 2019 Rose Bowl, 2018 Cotton Bowl and 2020 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl. Ohio State was a College Football Playoff semifinalist in 2016, 2019 and 2020.

Bailey first joined the Ohio State coaching staff in July of 2016 after spending two seasons at his alma mater, Notre Dame, working as a recruiting analyst for the Irish football program. He spent his first season with Ohio State as an offensive intern coaching the running backs before moving over to the wide receivers in 2017.

Bailey’s responsibilities with the Buckeyes include managing the weekly self-scouting reports for his position group, offensive playbook installations, opponent scouting and administration of recruiting social media campaigns.

Bailey has his degree in American studies from Notre Dame. The native of Pompano Beach, Fla, spent his first year of college at the University of Missouri as an undergraduate assistant with the football program. The Tigers defeated Oklahoma to win the 2014 Cotton Bowl while Bailey was there.

Bailey is married to the former Paige Johnson, who is a native of Hudson, Ohio. The couple resides in Columbus.