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Bob Todd (Retired after 2010 season)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by sears3820, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    Here is the release from OSU:

    Ohio State head baseball coach Bob Todd has received a
    five-year contract extension that will carry him through the 2009 season,
    Tom Hof, the Ohio State associate athletics director who oversees the
    baseball program, announced Monday.

    "We are excited to announce Bob Todd will remain at the helm of our baseball
    program," Hof said. "He is a proven winner and leader and his team continues
    to be recognized nationally as one of the premier programs on and off the

    Todd, who began coaching the Buckeyes in 1988, has guided the Buckeyes to
    seven first-place finishes in the Big Ten and six Big Ten tournament titles
    in his 17 years in Columbus. The first four-time Big Ten coach of the year
    is the winningest coach in Ohio State history and boasts a 686-344-2 record
    (.666 winning percentage) and is 810-426-2 after his 21st season as a
    college coach, which includes a 124-84 record in four seasons at Kent State

    One of just two coaches to win 300 Big Ten games, Todd has guided the
    Buckeyes to the NCAA tournament 10 times, including in 1999 and 2003, when
    Ohio State won regional championships and advanced to super regional play.
    Fifteen of Todd's OSU players have earned All-America recognition, seven
    have won Academic All-America honors, 47 have been chosen First Team All-Big
    Ten and 62 have signed professional baseball contracts. Todd is a four-time
    nominee for national coach of the year and has twice served as an assistant
    coach for USA Baseball.

    "Ohio State is a great institution and I am very happy to be a part of the
    family," Todd, who was the first coach in Big Ten history to be named
    conference coach of the year, said. "I am glad (OSU athletics director) Andy
    Geiger has recognized the success we have had with the baseball program. He
    has supported Ohio State baseball and has been supportive of me and I
    appreciate that very much."
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    now theres a name you can hang your hat on.....bob todd.
  3. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    He is one of the best in the game today, IMHO. Glad the Bucks locked him up.
  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Perhaps the most underappreciated man on campus, but he really is top-notch and a good guy to boot (never met him, but I know someone who knows him pretty well). Glad they are rewarding him and maintaining stability...he's our big chance to try and compete with thr southern schools.
  5. what are the terms?? $ amount and bonuses and stuff
  6. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    Unless the NCAA changes a number of rules. It will be very difficult to ever compete with the schools in the south.
  7. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Without a rule change, you are 100% right Coastal.

    We do pretty well, given the circumstances, however.
  8. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    I agree JC. It's a tough job and he has done well, very well. The extension was very much deserved. I wasn't trying to demean him in any way. I hope no one took it that way. :(
  9. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Not me. I agree with you 100%. Just wanted to point out that despite the unfair disadvantage, Todd does very well.

    How long has he been at OSU? I think we had a guy named King when I was in school. Of course, that was around the Grant Administration...

  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    why is it unfair?
  11. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Nation: With the "season" starting in Feb (and some Jan) southern teams can play/practice outdoors for real. Then they host a bevy of games.

    OSU started the season last year with a 10+ game road trip. It is cold in Columbus in Feb :lol:

    If they started in March, things would be more even, don't you agree?
  12. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    I can assure you that the baseball fields i take care of are filled with players upon their return from Christmas break. Gameday 1 is usually very early Feb. :biggrin:
  13. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    10 Questions with Bob Todd

    From the Official Site

    Ten Questions With Bob Todd

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Head coach Bob Todd

    Aug. 31, 2005
    When you first started at Ohio State in 1988, what were your goals for the program, and did you even think you could have the type of success that you have had?
    "I wanted to become one of the better programs in the Big Ten; not only be competitive in the Big Ten but be competitive at the national level. I have never done anything I thought I was going to fail at. Everything I do, I try to be successful at."
    What were you the most impressed with when you arrived at Ohio State?
    "The biggest thing I was impressed with was the passion and the loyalty of the Ohio State family. In talking to alums and the fans that follow Ohio State athletics, it was very obvious they were passionate just by their actions."
    Most college baseball fans in the north agree that the season should be pushed back, and have a uniform starting date. Do you see this becoming reality anytime soon?
    "In the very near future I think you are going to see a national start date to the season. It might not be exactly what baseball people in the North desire, but it is a small step in a positive direction toward addressing the competitive equity issue."
    If the season was moved back, do you think it would be easier to recruit elite athletes to Ohio State and other northern schools?
    "To be honest, Ohio State is a type of school that is able to recruit elite athletes. If the season were to be moved back, you might have more high school students from the warm climates wanting to come to Ohio State because it is such a great school."
    How do you feel having a state-of-the-art facility like Bill Davis Stadium has helped your recruiting?
    "Having a facility like Bill Davis Stadium is a tangible presence. It shows the school has made a commitment to the sport. Baseball student-athletes are no different than any other student-athlete. They want to play in the best facilities and play in a great environment. Clearly, we have one of the Top 15 facilities in the country."

    [​IMG] Do you ever wish college baseball had the same rule as college football, and players had to be out of high school three years before they could turn pro? How would that change the game and how you recruit?
    "If the quality baseball player coming out of high school has indicated to us that he wants to sign a pro contract out of high school and miss the college experience, we generally do not recruit them. The Big Ten is the only conference in the country that will not allow its coaches to go over our equivalency of scholarships in the recruiting process. Other conferences have the ability to over-extend and then be at the allowable 11.7 scholarships on the first day of classes."
    How do you see the landscape of college baseball changing with television networks like CSTV and ESPNU now covering more games?
    "It has given more exposure to the sport. It is creating a bigger fan base and as more and more people see what a great product college baseball is, the bigger the fan base is going to be and the more support you are going to procure."
    What one person had the biggest impact on your coaching career and why?
    "So many people have had an influence, but probably the greatest influence was my dad. He was a former coach himself. He had great integrity and he really had a very conservative, down-to-earth philosophy about life."
    What is the best part about coaching Ohio State baseball?
    Working with the young people and watching them mature and grow as a person. Not only watching them develop as a baseball player, but teaching them life lessons off the field is what I hope has a positive affect on them for the rest of their life."
    What is your all-time favorite coaching memory at Ohio State?
    "I have had so many of them. I still remember our first Big Ten championship. I remember the team of 1994 that was ranked as high as third in the country that had outstanding talent. I remember the games when we were one and two games from getting to Omaha for the College World Series. I remember playing three games in one day, coming from behind in every game to win a Big Ten tournament championship. Ohio State baseball has had a lot of them that have been very fond memories for me."

    Go Buckeyes! Beat Texas!

  14. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Good article. I talked to Coach Todd at the SDSU game. He was holding a practice at Bill Davis Stadium. Great guy and very down to Earth.
  15. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Bob Todd Radio Show back on 1460 The Fan

    From the Official Site


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