Lead Like A Buckeye

Lead Like a Buckeye led by former Ohio State Football Head Coach Urban Meyer exposes team leaders and captains to different styles of leadership.


Dear Captain/Leader

Congrats on being selected as a leader of your team!  This is an honor that very few student-athletes achieve.  In 2019, The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute will continue the “Lead Like a Buckeye” program. This is only available to you, the Leaders of your team. We hope to make this a “game changer” for you and your team.

Urban Meyer
Assistant Athletic Director, Initiatives and Relations

Program Overview

This workshop is student-athlete driven with the help of Urban Meyer and Associate Athletic Director Carey Fagan and is tailored specifically to team captains. We want to educate student-athletes and help them develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders of character.


To create Leaders of Character that are effective within their teams.


To expose team leaders to different styles of leadership.


Meetings once a month to learn and discuss systematic topics of leadership.

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