Keenan Bailey, who has served on the Ohio State football staff for the last seven years, will reportedly become the next tight ends coach for the Buckeyes following the departure of current offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson, who was introduced as the next head coach at Tulsa on Dec. 6.
Wilson announced that he will stay with the Buckeyes through the conclusion of the College Football Playoff before taking over at Tulsa, however, Bailey is set to take over from there. Bailey has served in a variety of roles during his time with the Ohio State program, most recently as the senior advisor to the head coach. He also spent time as an offensive quality control coach from 2019-21 and worked with a handful of positions as an offensive intern from 2016-18.
Bailey is widely acknowledged as one of the rising stars in the collegiate coaching ranks as he earned a spot on 247Sports’ 30 Under 30 list in 2021.
Prior to joining Ohio State’s staff, Bailey received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame — where he also spent two years as a recruiting analyst for the Fighting Irish program.