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Just the 10th head coach in Ohio State history, Bob Todd's all-time head coaching record is 1,021-553-2. Todd's coaching career includes two years at Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Mo., nearly 10 years as an assistant coach to ABCA Hall of Famer Gene McArtor at Missouri, four years as a head coach at Kent State, 23 years here at Ohio State and two stints as a coach with Team USA.
Todd's teams have won seven Big Ten championships and eight Big Ten Tournament titles for 15 combined conference titles. The Buckeyes have played in 13 NCAA Regionals under Todd and have hosted two NCAA Super Regionals. Seventy-two of his players have signed Major League Baseball contracts, 19 have been named All-America and eight have earned Academic All-America distinction.
Todd's teams are 392-224 in Big Ten Conference play. His teams have won 20 or more conference games six times and they have played in the Big Ten tournament 21 times, missing only once.
Highly respected in college baseball, Todd has served on numerous national committees, most notably the prestigious NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, which he served from 1998-2004.
More importantly for the baseball program and Ohio State fans, Todd was the energy behind the building of Bill Davis Stadium, Ohio State's 4,450-seat stadium that raised the bar for college stadiums in the Big Ten and sparked stadium upgrades throughout.
Todd was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame in 2008.