Butler's Holtmann To Succeed Matta At OSU

Jun 10, 2017

Chris Holtmann

Ohio State University has hired Butler University men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann to succeed Thad Matta.

Ohio State announced Holtmann's hiring on Friday and will hold a news conference Monday to formally introduce him. The 45-year-old Holtmann led the Bulldogs to a 70-31 record in his three seasons as head coach, including a 25-9 mark and Sweet 16 appearance last season. Earlier this week, OSU athletics director Gene Smith and Matta said they mutually agreed to part ways. Matta is the school's all-time leader in men's basketball coaching victories.