Matta out as coach at Ohio State after 13 seasons
COLUMBUS, OHIO | Thad Matta is out as Ohio State’s basketball coach after 13 seasons, with the Buckeyes having missed the NCAA Tournament for two straight years.
He said at a news conference Monday it was a “mutually agreed” decision.
Matta coached the Buckeyes from 2005 to 2017 and took them to two Final Fours. Ohio State finished 17-15 this year. In the Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State lost to Rutgers, the lowestseeded team.
Matta has been troubled by back pain, and surgery complications have left him with a limp. He mentioned “trying to get healthy” as a reason for leaving.