Chris Holtmann, who began his college basketball playing career at Brescia University in Owensboro, has accepted the job as the new men’s head basketball coach at Ohio State University. Holtman transferred from Brescia to Taylor Univeristy in Indiana, where he became an NAIA All-American. Holtmann was previously the head coach of mid major powerhouse Butler Bulldogs, who made several nice runs deep into the NCAA tournament. Holtmann took the Butler job after former coach Brad Stevens accepted the head coaching job for the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
The Nicholasville, Kentucky native will look to jump start an Ohio State program who was very successful under Thad Matta, but struggled the last few years to mirror the success of the Greg Oden and Larry Conley Jr. Buckeye teams. We wish Holtmann the best of luck as it’s always great to see another #270 connection succeed at the highest levels.