Ohio State will hold a press conference today at the Fawcett Center to announce Chris Holtmann as its new men’s basketball coach, multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Dispatch. Holtmann has been the head coach at Butler for the past three seasons, where he has won at least one NCAA Tournament game every year. He will replace Thad Matta, the winningest coach in program history who was fired Monday after 13 years. Holtmann emerged as the front-runner Thursday afternoon in a search that athletic director Gene Smith had promised at least two members of the team that would be completed by the weekend. The two sides were known to be close late last night, but a deal had not yet been reached. Smith’s private plane is scheduled to fly to Indianapolis at 10:10 this morning.
Chris Holtmann is new Ohio State men’s basketball coach
Columbus Dispatch | Jun 9