The Scarlet & Gray Coaching Legacy

Coach Urban Meyer joins a long line of Buckeye football coaches, including a lawyer, a civil engineer, and a 21 year old. Learn all about the Scarlet and Gray legacy, including fun facts about each coach at

Jack Ryder was 21 when he began as head coach in 1892. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University.

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.