Rodney Bailey


A native of Cleveland, OH, Coach Bailey was a prep teammate of Coach Schmitz’s at national football power St. Edward High School. As a defensive end, Bailey earned High School All-American honors his senior year. Following high school, Bailey accepted a scholarship at The Ohio State University. Bailey went on to start at Ohio State as a true freshman. In his Bailey’s freshman year against rival Michigan, he earned 12 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery. Following a stellar collegiate career that saw him start for four-years, earn All-Big Ten honors, and earn Ohio State Defensive Player of the Year; he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2001. He went on to enjoy a seven-year career in the National Football League, playing mainly defensive end. During his time playing in the NFL, Bailey played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and the Arizona Cardinals. He was a member of New England’s 2004 Super Bowl winning team. Bailey has experience coaching the defensive line at Division II Ohio Dominican University, and Groveport Madison High School in Columbus, OH.