Ohio State Hires Justin Frye As Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach for Offense

By Dan Hope on January 11, 2022 at 9:30 am
Justin Frye
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Ohio State officially has a new offensive line coach.

Justin Frye, who has been at UCLA for the past four years and has been the Bruins’ offensive coordinator for the last three years, is replacing Greg Studrawa as the newest member of Ryan Day’s coaching staff.

Ohio State officially announced the hiring of Frye on Tuesday as the Buckeyes’ new offensive line coach and associate head coach for offense.

“I am thrilled to welcome Justin, his wife, Lauren, and their family to Ohio State and the football program,” Ryan Day said in a statement. “Justin and I have worked on the same staffs together and I’ve seen first-hand how good he is at developing his players as well as building personal connections with them. I believe he’ll do great things here to enhance his room and our offense as a whole.”

Frye, who is regarded as one of college football’s top offensive line coaches, was previously the offensive line coach at Temple and Boston College, where he worked with Day at both schools. He comes to Ohio State with Big Ten roots, as he was a four-year starting offensive tackle at Indiana from 2003-06.

Although he was both the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA, Frye chose to leave the Bruins to return to the Midwest and reunite with Day at Ohio State, where he’ll take over offensive line coaching duties from Studrawa, who was fired on Jan. 6. Frye was being paid $700,000 as UCLA’s offensive coordinator – the same amount Studrawa was paid to coach Ohio State’s offensive line in 2021 – so it’s safe to assume he’ll be in line for a raise with the Buckeyes.

Frye becomes the second new assistant coach to join Ohio State’s coaching staff this offseason, along with new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.

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