Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Coach Woody Hayes
Ohio State Football Legend
—“the Coach” —
Over his 28-year coaching career, Woody Hayes (1913-1987) cemented The Ohio State University's tradition of football excellence while amassing one of the most impressive records in college football. Wayne Woodrow Hayes grew up in Newcomerstown and graduated from Denison University in 1935; after coaching two years at Denison and three at Miami, he began coaching at Ohio State in 1951. He led the Buckeyes to 205 wins, thirteen Big Ten titles, and five national championships. Passionate and committed to victory, Hayes fielded highly disciplined teams, characterized by his trademark "three yards and a cloud of dust" running offense and staunch defense. Off the field, he stressed academic achievement and taught history during the off-season.
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Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission The Varsity ‘O’ Men's Alumni Association The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 84- 25.)
Location. 40° 0.765′ N, 83° 1.501′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Irving Schottenstein Dr, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small garden area at the north side of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, on the campus
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Coach Woody Hayes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Owens (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jesse Owens Track (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. half a mile away); Freedom Brutus (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Curtis E. LeMay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.