In her current role as Senior Associate AD, Carey Hoyt oversees the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute and is the sport administrator for football, women’s basketball, wrestling and the Spirit Program. She also leads the Name Image Likness (NIL) program for all Ohio State student-athletes.
Prior to joining athletics administration in Fall 2016, Hoyt served as the head coach for the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team for 13 seasons. She coached five All-Americans and, in 2012, she led the program to a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championships, the best finish for the Buckeyes in more than 25 years.
Hoyt was honored as women’s gymnastics’ National Coach of the Year in 2012. She was the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 2007 and again in 2011. Twice she earned NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year honors, in 2009 and 2012.
Hoyt grew up in North Canton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Hoover High School. She was on full scholarship as a gymnast at Penn State University and helped the Nittany Lions qualify for the NCAA Championships in each of her seasons competing. She was a two-time recipient of the “Penn State Pride” award for outstanding team leadership and she was a member of the “Spirit of the Lion” honor society for academic excellence.
Hoyt graduated in 1998 from Penn State with two Bachelor’s degrees: one in speech communication and a second in media studies. She has a Master’s degree in sport coaching from Ohio State University.