Chris Holtmann - Ohio State University Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 543


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Chris Holtmann is beginning his fifth season as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2021-22. Holtmann is just the second Ohio State coach to win 20 or more games in each of his first four seasons in Columbus. Holtmann’s 87 combined wins in his first four years as an Ohio State coach are the third most behind Thad Matta’s 105 victories and Fred Taylor’s 89 in Ohio State history.

In three seasons at Butler, Holtmann compiled a record of 70-31 as a member of the BIG EAST conference. In 10 years as a head coach, which includes three years at Gardner-Webb (44-54) and four in Columbus (87-43), his career record is 201-128. His teams have won at least 20 games in each of the last eight seasons.

Before becoming the head coach at Gardner-Webb, Holtmann served two seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio University under former Ohio State assistant coach John Groce, and spent five seasons, including four as associate head coach, on the staff at Gardner-Webb Holtmann was an NAIA All-American guard at Taylor University, helping guide the Trojans to a 25-9 record, a No. 1 national ranking and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament in 1993-94. After his playing days, Holtmann spent the 1997-98 season as a graduate assistant atTaylor and the 1998-99 season as an assistant at Geneva College before returning to Taylor as an assistant coach under Paul Patterson from 1999-2003.

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