Longtime OSU Baseball Coach Bob Todd Announces Retirement

Longtime Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd, who has led the Buckeyes since 1988, has decided to to retire. Todd has coached baseball for 39 years and compiled a 897 wins with Ohio State. Todd made a name for himself at Kent State winning 142 games before getting a higher profile job in the Big Ten.

"I think I'm ready," said Todd, the winningest coach in Ohio State history with 897 wins. "I always said I wanted a career and not just a job. I think I found that. I still feel good and I love this game because it has been a very enjoyable and prominent part of my life and that of my family, but I have always felt I'd rather leave this game too early than too late."

"Bob Todd's dedication and passion for Ohio State baseball is immeasurable," Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith said. "He has personified Buckeye Baseball for 23 seasons and has guided our program onto the national landscape. Most importantly, he has impacted countless numbers of young men that have played for us and his legacy will live through them. We will always appreciate everything he has done for The Ohio State University."

The Big Ten Coach of the Year four times (1989,1994, 1999, 2001) and earned the National Coach of the Year Award in 1994.


Outstanding Coach, I am supporting Seipert to replace him

I had the pleasure of playing with Bob at Missouri. He was a senior and I was a freshman, but he treated me with great respect and taught me many intangibles of the game. It is no surprise to anyone who played with Bob or I am sure who played for Bob, that he would leave a coaching legacy like he did at Ohio State.

All the best to Bob in his next chapter, OSU would be crazy not to keep him as an Asst. A/D or some other capacity.

Give my best to Bob,

Bill Friedrichs
Centerfielder, Missouri 1967-1970

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