Luke Fickell, UC Football Coach

Veteran defensive coordinator and Ohio native, Luke Fickell, was named the University of Cincinnati’s 42nd football head coach in December 2016.

The 43-year old Fickell is an experienced 18-year coaching veteran at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. His impressive resume includes being on the staff of two national championship winning teams, seeing 12 of his players selected in the NFL Draft, and coordinating outstanding defenses over the last 12 seasons as a co-coordinator or defensive coordinator.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Fickell is a graduate of DeSales High School, where he was a three-time, undefeated state wrestling champion, and he is a 1997 graduate of Ohio State. He played for the Buckeyes from 1992-96, redshirting the first year and then starting the next four seasons at nose guard. He started a school-record 50 consecutive games between 1993 and 1996.

Fickell graduated from Ohio State in 1997 with a degree in exercise science.

Luke and his wife, Amy, a graduate of Ohio State’s physical therapy school, have six children: Landon, Luca, twin sons Aydon and Ashton, and twin sons Laykon and Lucian.

This is a Prospective Member Meeting.  All prospective members who pre-register with the Rotary Office at or 513.421.1080, may attend the luncheon for only $10.00.

LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Iceberg wedge with marinated olives, pickled peppers, feta & oregano vinaigrette; roasted pork with warm mustard potato, braised greens & pork jus; and milk chocolate cheesecake.
Alternate Menu: Herb marinated tofu with warm mustard potato, braised greens & white wine sauce OR April Salad – grilled chicken on baby kale with roasted tomato, caramelized fennel & balsamic vinaigrette.