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Performance Reviews

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    At the end of each academic year, each of Ohio State’s football coaches and other staffers undergo performance reviews to both self-evaluate and receive evaluations from their superiors on how well they performed over the past 12 months.

    In response to a public records request from Eleven Warriors, Ohio State released this year’s performance reviews for the Buckeyes’ football staff on Tuesday, giving us a glimpse into what the Buckeyes’ coaches were working on this offseason and what their expectations were coming into this season.

    Eleven Warriors requested performance reviews for Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, each of his 10 assistant coaches and several other key members of the football staff, including director of sports performance Mickey Marotti, director of player personnel Mark Pantoni, director of football operations Brian Voltolini, director of player development Ryan Stamper and executive director of football relations Tim Hinton. Eleven Warriors also requested this year’s performance review for Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.

    Although the performance reviews were not released by Ohio State until this week, they were conducted in June, so they do not reflect what the Buckeyes have done so far this season, which has started out with nine consecutive wins. Even so, Ohio State did conduct performance reviews for each of its five new assistant coaches – Matt Barnes, Jeff Hafley, Greg Mattison, Al Washington and Mike Yurcich – even though they had not yet coached a game.

    Performance reviews are only conducted for current staff members, so performance reviews were not conducted for the coaches from the 2018 season who are no longer on staff.

    We take a look at each of the performance reviews we obtained and what you should know from them below.


    Even though he is only in his first season as Ohio State’s head coach, Day set high expectations for himself going into the year. On his performance review this summer, Day listed four performance goals: Beat Michigan (which he listed simply as TUN), win the Big Ten, win the national championship and achieve a team grade-point average of better than 3.0.


    Day also set out to create an environment “of transparency and compliance,” and to continue and enhance the Real Life Wednesdays program that Urban Meyer created.

    From a professional development standpoint, Day set out to attend at least two leadership seminars in the next calendar year, attend weekly meetings with Smith and hold regular meetings with deputy director of athletics Diana Sabau and the sports information department to discuss media relations.

    In his review of himself, Day noted that the Buckeyes started 3-0 under his leadership as acting head coach while Meyer was suspended for the first three games of 2018, that he coordinated one of the nation’s top offenses in 2018 and that he held the Buckeyes’ recruiting class of 2019 together while picking up some crucial commits late in the recruiting cycle after being named as Meyer’s successor.

    As opportunities for improvement, Day listed that he needed to continue to address the issue of the transfer portal and how it can affect Ohio State’s roster, find ways to engage the student body and to make a bigger impact on special teams.

    According to Day’s performance review, the Ohio State football team had a cumulative GPA of 2.897 during the spring semester, with 50 student-athletes over 3.0. He wrote that statistically, that was one of the Buckeyes’ best academic semesters in the past five years.

    Day also noted that the Buckeyes “have created new policies in educating our staff” in which any questions asked by staff members are answered for the entire staff. Day also stated that one of his goals was to provide an environment where his players “can feel comfortable communicating their concerns, thoughts and issues.”

    Smith commented that Day “has handled the transition from Associate Head Coach to Head Coach masterfully.”

    “His focus on developmenting a great staff, developing our student athletes, recruiting, creating a culture of respect, compliance and excellence has (been) outstanding,” Smith wrote. “His (communication) and organizational skills truly emerged in his new role and the entire staff has benefited.”

    See Gene Smith's, all the coaches', and other staffer's performance reviews:

    Brian Hartline just got a 4 out of 5 in "productivity in recruiting and needs to work on "recruit best WR unit in the nation".....:no:
    Larry Johnson needs to work on "1) recruiting of interior linemen and 2) enhancement of defense game planning".....:no:
  2. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    High standards are fine when you’re at the very highest level, but what in the scarlet fuck does it take to get a 5?
  3. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Being the grandson of the guy that hired you 30+ years ago?
  4. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Upon further review, it seems that “always room for improvement” is the most commonly used phrase in the football team’s review process
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Thanks for reminding me of that. It’s past 10 in the morning and I hadn’t even punched a hole in a wall yet. Not one.

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