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Andrew Baxter is in his fourth season as the top assistant coach for Ohio State. Baxter came to the Buckeyes following four seasons as the first assistant at Drexel University and five years overall with the Dragons.
Baxter is the defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes in addition to leading recruiting efforts.
He served as the offensive coordinator for Drexel from 2004-06 before switching to the defensive coordinator role in 2007. Under Baxter, the Dragons flourished on defense, ranking seventh nationally in scoring defense in both 2007 and 2008. They also recorded the nation's fifth highest face-off win percentage in 2008 en route to winning the Colonial Athletic Association regular season championship. Prior to his time at Drexel Baxter spent two years (2003-04) on the sidelines at Colgate.
Baxter earned his bachelor's degree in movement and sport studies from Springfield College in 2001, where he played two seasons with Buckeye head coach Nick Myers and helped lead the team to two Division III NCAA Tournaments.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Baxter graduated from Brighton High School. He and his wife, the former Marika Hartog, also a Springfield College graduate, were married June 7, 2009. The couple resides in Columbus with their daughter, Rae, who was born Nov. 10, 2010.
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