The Gene Smith Podcast

Welcome to the Gene Smith Podcast where we will be sitting down each month to speak with the Ohio State Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director to talk about the current state of OSU Athletics.

Smith was looking for a way to tell Ohio State’s success stories and celebrate the student-athletes, coaches and staff that make up Ohio State Athletics. To accomplish this goal, The Gene Smith Podcast was born.

In the latest episode, Smith discusses the new changes in student-athlete name, image, and likeness regulation and has guest Scott Bearby, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the NCAA, give insight on the associations recent progress.

Look for new episodes each month.


🔊 Season 1 | Episode 4: Student-Athlete name, image and likeness regulation 


🔊 Season 1 | Episode 3: The Ohio State Athletics District/Facility Upgrades and Expansion



🔊 Season 1 | Episode 2: Student-Athlete Mental Health 



🔊 Season 1 | Episode 1: The Gene Smith Podcast Introduction

Why do a podcast?

“To bring attention to some of the outstanding work that is being done for our student-athletes by different units in our department."


Gene Smith's AD Tree

Patrick Chun

Director of Athletics at Washington State

Martin Jarmond

Director of Athletics at Boston College

Heather Lyke

Director of Athletics at Pittsburgh

Gene Smith

Sr. VP & Wolfe FND Endowed Ath. Dir.

Ohio State Buckeyes