Ohio St. coaches clinic to honor Ironton’s Lutz
COLUMBUS — Bob Lutz is retired, but not forgotten — especially by the Ohio State coaches’ clinic.
The 83rd annual Ohio State University football coaches’ clinic scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, will honor several legendary coaches including former Ironton Fighting Tigers’ head coach Bob Lutz.
The clinic will honor Lutz — Ohio high school’s all-time winningest coach with 381 wins — and college football’s all-time winningest coach by percentage Larry Kehres of Mount Union.
Lutz retired with a record of 381-91-5 for a career that spanned three years as the head coach at Ironton St. Joseph and 39 at Ironton. His record at St. Joseph was 20-8-1 and 361-83-4 at Ironton.
His teams at Ironton qualified for the postseason playoffs 28 times and his playoff record was 43-26. Lutz coached Ironton to state championships in 1979 (Class AA) and 1989 (Division III). He had six teams finish as state runners-up (1973, 1982, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1999) and 10 teams were state semifinalists.
Kehres went 332-24-3 in 27 years for an amazing .929 winning percentage. He won 11 national titles.
The clinic features several guest speakers including Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Marvin Lewis at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Cleveland Browns’ head coach Mike Pettine at 10 a.m. on Friday, and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Also speaking will be Ohio State assistants Tom Herman, Luke Fickell, Tim Hinton and Chris Ash along with numerous high school coaches.
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