Ohio State boosting Ryan Day’s salary to $9.5M

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day is set to receive to a two-year contract extension that boosts his annual salary to $9.5 million through the 2028 season.The deal announced by the school Wednesday increases Day’s annual compensation from $7.6 million. It is pending the approval of the university’s board of trustees in a vote to be held Thursday.Day, 43, has led the Buckeyes to a 34-4 record (23-1 Big Ten) since being named the program’s 25th head coach on Dec. 4, 2018.Day’s teams have made two appearances in the College Football Playoff and won two Big Ten championships.Ohio State announced updates for four other head coaches. Men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann and men’s ice hockey coach Steve Rohlik will receive extensions and women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff and men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers will receive new contracts.Holtmann’s three-year extension includes a $500,000 raise to $3.5 million per year in salary. His Buckeyes are one of three teams to win at least 20 games in each of his first five seasons, along with Kansas and Oregon.