position Graduate Assistant – Offense
Trey Holtz is in his third season with the Ohio State football program and his first the team’s offensive graduate assistant. He served in 2017 as the assistant running backs coach before moving over to the role of assistant tight ends coach in 2018.
In his two years on Ohio State’s offensive staff, the Buckeyes have set numerous records. The 2018 squad set school and Big Ten records for total yards per game (535.6), passing yards (5,100) and passing touchdowns (51). The 2017 team averaged 506.0 yards per game and scored 50 or more points five times. Holtz has been a part of back to back Big Ten championships along with wins in the Cotton and Rose bowls.
A native of Tampa, Fla., Holtz was a five-year quarterback at the University of Texas (2012-16). He played in all 23 games during his junior and senior seasons of 2015 and 2016 as the team’s holder on field goals and extra points. A preferred walk-on, Holtz went on to earn a scholarship and was a five-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Holtz attended H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. and helped the Panthers win a state title as a senior.
Coaching runs deep in the Holtz family. Trey’s father, Skip, has been the head coach at Louisiana Tech since 2013 and has produced five consecutive winning seasons. He’s also had head coaching stops at Connecticut, East Carolina and South Florida. Trey’s grandfather is Lou Holtz, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who won 249 games in his 33-year college coaching career.
Holtz earned a master’s degree from Ohio State’s sport management program in December of 2018. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas in physical culture and sport.