Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Thad Matta is out as Ohio State’s basketball coach after 13 seasons.
He said at a news conference Monday it was a “mutually agreed” decision.
He coached the Buckeyes to two Final Fours while he was there from 2005 to 2017. Ohio State finished 21-14 this year.
Matta has been troubled by back pain following surgery complications and walks with a limp. He mentioned “trying to get healthy” as a reason for leaving the job.
His teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons.
Matta is the school’s career leader in wins and games. He won five regular-season Big Ten titles and four league tournaments, the most championships of any league coach over the last 13 seasons.