Former Vanderbilt OC/interim coach Todd Fitch lands at Big Ten program
Todd Fitch took the wheel of the Vanderbilt program once the Commodores dismissed Derek Mason last season. Now the former offensive coordinator and interim coach has landed a new job.
Todd Fitch has joined Ohio State as an offensive analyst, joining defensive analyst Paul Rhoads who was also recently hired, according to Ohio State’s staff directory, Eleven Warriors reported. Fitch is listed as a quality control coach for offense.
This is Fitch’s first stint in the Big Ten during his long career, which began in 1986 at Ohio Wesleyan. He’s also coached at Bowling Green, West Virginia, Colorado State, UConn, South Carolina, Iowa State, East Carolina, South Florida, Boston College and Louisiana Tech.
It’s a reunion for Fitch and Ohio State coach Ryan Day.
Fitch, who grew up in Bellaire, Ohio, and played at Ohio Wesleyan, worked alongside Day at Boston College in 2013 and 2014 when Day was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Fitch was the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.
This is reportedly the first offseason that Day has added veteran coaches as analysts.
“It’s something that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about,” Day said when asked about potentially hiring analysts on Feb. 3. “Every program is different. You have to do what’s right for your program. And now that I’m going into year three, taking a hard look at that, and seeing if there are some people around who would be the right fit.”