The Ohio State Buckeyes announced the hiring of Mike Yurcich as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday.
Yurcich, 43, joins the staff of Ryan Day, whose first official day as head coach was Wednesday, after six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. He received a two-year contract worth $950,000 per year.
“I am really excited to announce that Mike is joining the Ohio State staff,” said Day in a press release. “Mike is not only an Ohioan coming home, but he is also an extremely talented coach who has enjoyed success throughout his career. His Oklahoma State offenses have been among the most proficient in college football and I look forward to welcoming and introducing Mike and his family to our staff, players and community.”
At Oklahoma State, Yurcich led an offense that averaged 38.0 points and 478.3 yards in his six seasons. He was twice a finalist for the Broyles Award, which honors the nation’s top assistant coach.
Yurcich is from Euclid, Ohio. He played two seasons at Mount Union and two seasons at California University of Pennsylvania for Springfield native and Shawnee High School graduate Kevin Donley. Yurcich then got his start in coaching under Donley at Saint Francis (Ind.) from 1999-02.
Prior to coaching at Oklahoma State, Yurcich also coached at Shippensburg University (2011-12), Edinboro University (2005-10) and Indiana University (2003-04).