Ohio State to hire Jake Diebler as head coach, sources say

Ohio State Set to Appoint Jake Diebler as New Head Coach, According to Insider Sources

In February, Jake Diebler stepped up as the interim head coach for Ohio State’s men’s basketball team, following the departure of Chris Holtmann. Ohio State University is now in the process of making Diebler the permanent head coach, according to reports from 10TV.

Diebler took the helm as interim coach after Holtmann, who had led the team for seven years, was let go. Holtmann quickly found a new opportunity, joining DePaul just a month later.

Now in his fifth year with Ohio State, Diebler has shown promising results, boasting a 6-2 record since assuming leadership. He initially joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach and was elevated to associate head coach before the 2021-22 season.

Prior to his time at Ohio State, Diebler contributed his skills as an assistant coach to Bryce Drew’s team at Vanderbilt. There, he played a key role in recruiting Darius Garland, a 5-star prospect.

The specifics of Diebler’s new contract, including its duration and financial terms, have not been disclosed yet.

An official announcement regarding Diebler’s promotion is expected to be made by Ohio State as early as Sunday, with a press conference planned for the following Monday.

Under Diebler’s guidance, the Buckeyes have secured a ninth-place ranking in the Big Ten, with an overall record of 20-13 for the 2023-24 season.

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