Bow down, all other dads.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day will be celebrating Father's Day with a little extra hardware this year as he has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council.
Day is a father of three children: Ryan Jr. who goes by “RJ”, Grace, and Ourania who goes by "Nia." Day raised the three children alongside his wife, Nina.
Had to post as a proud dad. In hoop tournament RJ was sucker punched in game, walked away without responding (better man than me) with bloody nose came back, scored 17 and then went on to win the Championship. #lifelessons #toughlove pic.twitter.com/QLp5huPr23— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) March 28, 2021
The Father of the Year award is given annually to fathers who "successfully balance highly influential careers while remaining dedicated to their families, communities and philanthropic endeavors."
"We’re thrilled to be back in-person this year to celebrate these distinguished fathers who have made such a significant impact in their respective industries,” said Dan Orwig, President & CEO of The Father’s Day/Mother's Day Council in a release. “Their unrivaled passion and dedication to their families, communities, and philanthropic efforts truly embodies the spirit of this award.”
Day is one of three award winners this year, joined by New York weatherman Dave Price and Jay Schottenstein – the Chairman & CEO of American Eagle Outfitters who also happens to be a Columbus native and a prominent donor to Ohio State.
The three winners will be honored at an awards luncheon on June 14 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel to benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.