Today, Ohio States’ full coaching staff was available for interviews, including the newest members of Coach Meyer’s staff, Ed Warinner and Tim Hinton. These last two, most recently at Notre Dame, have been working with Buckeye recruiting over the past several days, but were only officially introduced and named today- they will also be a part of Coach Meyer’s introduction opportunity at halftime of the Hoosier Basketball game this Saturday.
Coach Hinton is a former Ohio State coach who’s career includes the following (from the press release):
Hinton’s 30 seasons of coaching experience includes 16 seasons in the collegiate ranks with positions at Ohio State, Wilmington, Ohio, Cincinnati and Notre Dame, and 14 years as a head coach at three Ohio high schools: Zane Trace (1987-88); Van Wert (1989) and Harding (1993-2003).
“I have always felt it would be an honor to have an opportunity to coach for and to represent Ohio State,” Hinton said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to work with great people and great coaches at such a wonderful place.”
Coach Hinton will be working with the Tight Ends and Fullbacks- I’m sure Boren and Stoneburner are more than excited.
Coach Warinner doesn’t have previous Ohio connections, instead:
Warinner, who is 50, has coached at seven different schools: Akron, Michigan State, Army, Air Force, Kansas, Illinois and Notre Dame. In addition to his nine years in coordinator positions, he has spent 15 of the past 20 seasons coaching the offensive line. He has coached on teams that have won four national rushing titles, and earlier this season Rivals.com named Warinner one of the Top 20 “hottest assistant coaches” in the nation.
“I’ve always strived to coach in positions where I have a lot of responsibility,” Warinner said. “Serving as a coordinator goes beyond just coaching what my guys are doing. It is a thought process of attacking and moving the ball, and strategies and reading plays. There is a big picture as a coordinator that I am into and really enjoy, and it’s a position from where I think I can make a significant contribution to the success of a team.”
Coach Warinner will serve as co-offensive coordinator and work with the offensive line.
In today’s press conference, Coach Meyer stated that he didn’t receive a “no” from anyone he offered a coaching position to; in fact, Assistant Head Coach Everett Withers said that Urban had offered at 10:00 pm the night following the bowl game and that he accepted at 10:01.
With these final hires, here is the 2012 Ohio State Buckeye Football Coaching Staff, minus the graduate assistants:
Head Coach – Urban Meyer (will also oversee special teams)
Off. Coord/Quarterbacks – Tom Herman
Offensive Line Coach/Co-Off Coordinator – Ed Warinner
Running Backs Coach – Stan Drayton
Wide Receivers Coach – Zach Smith
Tight Ends & Fullbacks Coach – Tim Hinton
Asst. Head Coach/Co-Def. Coordinator – Everett Withers
Defensive Coordinator - Luke Fickell
Defensive Line Coach – Mike Vrabel
Cornerbacks Coach – Taver Johnson
Asst. AD for FB Sports Performance – Mickey Marotti
Director of Football Operations – Brian Voltolini
Director of Player Personnel – Mark Pantoni
Strength & Conditioning – Rick Court, Kenny Parker, Jeff Uhlenhake, & Anthony Schlegel
Welcome (and welcome back) to the Buckeye Family!