Ryan Day to speak at Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce dinner

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce announces that Ryan Day, the Ohio State University head football coach, will be the keynote speaker at its 105th annual dinner meeting March 9 at the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center on the Marietta College campus.

Day led Ohio State to a 13-1 record in 2019, including a 9-0 record in the Big 10 East.

A quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 under Chip Kelly and in 2015 for the Philadelphia Eagles under Kelly, Day is in his third season overall at Ohio State and his 18th season as a coach in the NFL or collegiate ranks.

He was Ohio State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two seasons.

Ohio State, in Day’s two seasons, has won six championships: back-to-back Big Ten championships; two Big Ten East Division titles; the 2018 Cotton Bowl and the Rose Bowl.

In 2018, Ohio State ranked second nationally in total offense and passing yards, and No. 8 in scoring. It established Big Ten Conference records for offensive yards per game (535.6), passing yards (5,100), passing yards per game (373.0), touchdown passes (51), completions (396) and total plays (1,131).

Day is a native of Manchester, N.H. He was a three-year starting quarterback at New Hampshire when Chip Kelly was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was a team captain as a senior and earned his degree in business administration in 2002. He has a master’s in administrative studies from Boston College (2004).

Day and his wife, Christina, have three children: Ryan Jr., Grace and Ourania.

Carrie Ankrom, president of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, said, “Our chamber dinner is one of the largest social events in the Mid-Ohio Valley and one of the largest chamber dinners in the state of Ohio. Adding Coach Day to our special evening is sure to make history in Marietta.”

Also at the event will be the presentation of awards to citizens of the community. This year’s awards will include The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, the Gabe Zide Citizen of the Year, the Washington County Council of Cooperatives Agricultural Award and the Elizabeth L. Hadler ZONTA Woman of the Year.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 100 Front Street, Ste 200, Marietta or by calling 740-373-5176. Tickets are $65 for MACC members and the general public tickets will go on sale Jan. 15 at $85 per person. Tickets for the event includes appetizers, beverages, dinner, awards and speaker.


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