Longtime Ohio State football trainer dead at 88
John Bozick, Ohio State’s longtime football equipment manager
throughout the tenures of Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce, died Friday.
He was 88.
Ohio State officials confirmed the death.
During his decades of service and long after his retirement,
Bozick remained a fixture around the team’s practice facility. He
was a friend and a foil of Hayes’ during the coach’s 28 years in
charge of the Buckeyes (1951-78).
For years Bozick hung around Ohio State athletes, coaches and
reporters, telling colorful stories about Hayes, who died in
Bozick is one of only 17 non-athletes honored in Ohio State’s
men’s athletic hall of fame.