The Ohio State University announced Tuesday that Marv Homan, who was a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics for nearly 40 years as an administrator in the sports information office, passed away on June 2.

Homan was 94.

Homan was an assistant in or the director of the sports information office from 1949 until his retirement in 1987. He worked directly with coaches such as Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce and with three Heisman Trophy winners: Archie Griffin, Vic Janowicz and Howard “Hopalong” Cassady.

Homan was the voice of Ohio State football on the radio and later television as a play-by-play announcer for 30 years, and he also handled basketball broadcasts for 20 years.

Ever the consummate professional, he missed only one football game – of 403 total – in a 39-year span, according to his bio in the book he co-authored with Paul Hornung, “Ohio State 100 Years of Football.” He broadcast four Rose Bowls, including three for NBC radio.

A 1948 graduate of Ohio State and a native of Dayton, Homan began his association with Ohio State athletics as a sophomore in 1945. He had a nightly sports show on WOSU and later became the color commentator for Ohio State football broadcasts his final two years in school.

After graduation, Homan continued his affiliation with Ohio State as an assistant in the sports information office before becoming director in 1973. He retired as director in 1987 to cap a 39-year affiliation with Ohio State. His leadership helped countless students and young professionals learn the craft of media relations, communications, public relations and broadcasting.

Homan’s tenure spanned the final two seasons under Wes Fessler, the entire 28-year career of the legendary Woody Hayes and nine seasons with Hayes’ successor, Earle Bruce.

Homan was presented the Arch Ward Meritorious Service Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 1988 and was awarded the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Loyalty Award in 1998. In 2007, he became just the fourth administrator to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Homan, who was preceded in death by a son, David, is survived by his daughter, Jane Ann, and son-in-law, Logan Parrott, of Campbellsville, Ky. He and his late wife, Dorothy May Homan, had six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.