Ohio State reportedly adds staffer who has experience as an SEC position coach
Mike Sollenne, who gained experience as an on-field position coach last season amid the coaching staff changes at Florida, has reportedly joined the Ohio State staff.
Sollenne, is a former graduate assistant at Florida who earned an in-season promotion to lead the offensive line after Dan Mullen fired John Hevesy, and will join the Buckeyes in a support role alongside newly-hired position coach Justin Frye, Lettermen Row reported. Sollenne has already publicly updated his social-media bio to reflect the move.
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Sollenne is a New York native and 2016 graduate from Long Island University Post. He played offensive tackle for the Sharks from 2012-15.
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Frye replaced Greg Studrawa, who was not retained by head coach Ryan Day following the 2021 season. The Buckeyes are coming off an 11-2 campaign in 2021, earning a trip to the Rose Bowl Game. Frye comes to Ohio State after spending the past four seasons at UCLA. Prior to that, he was on the staff at Boston College for 5 years, where he worked with Ryan Day, and also previously worked with Day during the 2011 season together at Temple, with Day offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach and Frye coaching the offensive line.
Interestingly, Florida was also part of Frye’s career. In 2009 and 2010, Frye was a graduate assistant coach working with the offensive line at Florida.