Quality Control Coach – Defense
Matt Thurin is in his second season with the Ohio State Buckeyes football program and is working as a defensive quality control staff member.
A native of Louisville, Ohio, Thurin attended Baldwin Wallace University where he played football and baseball before an injury ended his playing career. He played for Baldwin Wallace's 2003 Division III playoff team and graduated in 2007 with a degree in early childhood education. He has a master's in sports science and coaching from Akron (2009).
Thurin came to Columbus after working three seasons – 2012-14 – as secondary coach and special team's coordinator at Columbia University. In 2011, Thurin was a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado, working along the offensive line and on special teams. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at Akron as a defensive graduate assistant working with the Zip linebackers and secondary. Thurin's coaching career also includes a year at Walsh University.
Thurin is married to Elizabeth Tinto, from Chesapeake, Va. They have a daughter, Adaline.