May 6, 2010


Todd announces retirement


Ohio State head coach Bob Todd has announced his retirement at the end of the season.


Todd, 61, has posted a career record of 1,021-553-2, including 124-82 in four seasons at Kent State (1984-87) and 897-471-2 in 23 seasons with the Buckeyes. Todd has never had a losing season in 27 years as a head coach.


Under Todd, OSU has won seven Big Ten championships and eight Big Ten Tournament crowns. The Buckeyes have played in 13 NCAA Regionals under Todd and have hosted two NCAA Super Regionals. Todd has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year five times.


A 1971 graduate of Missouri, Todd earned a master’s degree from Missouri-St. Louis. Todd is a member of two Halls of Fame: the American Baseball Coaches Association (2009) and the Ohio State Varsity “O” (2008).


The Buckeyes are 24-17 overall this season and 8-7 in the Big Ten. OSU is tied for third in the conference, one game out of first. Ohio State entertains Illinois this weekend in a three-game Big Ten series at Bill Davis Stadium.