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Chris Holtmann (2018 B1G Coach of the Year)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LordJeffBuck, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    SKULL SESSION: RYAN DAY'S ALREADY TOPPED LAST YEAR'S RECRUITING CLASS, KEITH WESSON SUPPORTS CHRIS HOLTMANN, AND BEN BREDESON LAMENTS LOSING TO J.K. DOBBINS

    THE MAN FOR THE JOB.
    Chris Holtmann has his fair share of doubters, especially with the number of players leaving the program recently, but Keith Wesson went out of his way to let the world know he ain't one of them.

    The father of two sons who played under Holtmann is adamant he's the man for the job.

    In a recent, unsolicited phone call to The Dispatch, Wesson — whose sons, Andre and Kaleb, have been on the roster for all three seasons that Holtmann has coached the men’s basketball team — said he and his family believe the Buckeyes to be in good hands both now and in the future with Holtmann at the helm.

    “I went through a coaching change when I played,” said Wesson, who during his five years at Ohio State played for Eldon Miller before finishing with one year under Gary Williams. “I didn’t like it. Having gone through it, I was a little hesitant even though we’d had some connections” with Holtmann, who previously coached at Butler.

    This experience, Wesson added, was different.

    “It was night and day,” he said. “For us, he’s been fantastic.”

    ...

    “I don’t know what people leaving are feeling,” he said. “That’s on the kid if they think that it’s better to go somewhere else. I think the program is in great hands. I couldn’t be happier with the opportunities that were provided for Kaleb and Andre.”

    Personally, I find it a little odd that anybody is questioning a coach following a national championship season, but everyone's different, I guess.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/skull-sessions/2020/05/113884/ohio-state-football-ryan-days-already-topped-last-years-recruiting-class-keith-wesson-supports-chris-holtmann-and-ben
     
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  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The two Big Ten coaches had quite the public spat during this past season after Turgeon criticized the officiating during Ohio State's February win over Maryland, claiming the officials allowed Kaleb Wesson to "be the bully offensively" against his future NBA Draft pick Jalen "Stix" Smith.
     
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    SKULL SESSION: CHRIS HOLTMANN WAS PROUD OF SETH TOWNS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON COULD BE SHORTENED, AND EVAN TURNER SHOULD JOIN CARMEN'S CREW

    “AS A MATTER OF FACT I'M PROUD.” There was an astounding number of people on this very website legitimately expecting Chris Holtmann to discipline Seth Towns – or even kick him off the team! – for getting detained and released during a peaceful protest.

    I'm sure Holtmann is very sorry to disappoint you all.

    Holtmann said Thursday in a webinar with Ohio State's Sports and Society Initiative that it was the first time he didn't have a pit in his stomach to learn that one of his players had gotten in trouble with the law.

    “I just had a great amount of respect and appreciation for him speaking his heart and pursuing what he believes and holding true to his convictions,” Holtmann said.

    Holtmann said he got in touch with Towns' mother around 10:30 p.m. and learned that the former Northland High School attendee was alright. Shortly thereafter, Holtmann got on FaceTime with Towns.

    "I said, ‘Hey, I want you to know I’m not upset. I don’t want you to feel like I’m upset, and I don’t want you to feel like you’ve, in any way, embarrassed the program because you haven’t,'" Holtmann said. "'As a matter of fact I’m proud of the fact that you have done what you believe and what your convictions are.'"

    ...

    “What we saw him do the other day comes from his heart, and there’s a real purpose behind that and it’s a real strong-held conviction,” Holtmann said. “I was just really proud of him for doing that, and for his continued efforts, because it doesn’t stop with what happened on Friday night downtown.”

    I'm SHOCKED that one of the first coaches in any major sport to publicly speak out against racism following George Floyd's murder would back one of his players peacefully protesting for the same cause.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/skull-sessions/2020/06/114435/ohio-state-football-chris-holtmann-was-proud-of-seth-towns-college-football-season-could-be-shortened-and-evan-turner
     
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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Outgoing Ohio State President Michael V. Drake announced Tuesday that furloughs and an interim operating budget may follow an estimated $300 million revenue loss at the university, but it was unclear how that could impact athletics programs.

    Head basketball coach Chris Holtmann said Thursday in a webinar with Ohio State's Sports and Society Initiative that COVID-19 losses may lead to future changes in scheduling and travel plans in order to cut costs.

    “We have had some conversations about, in the coming years, potentially scheduling more regionally,” Holtmann said. “This COVID-19 will affect how we do things budgetarily in the coming years because of the significance economically. We are gonna try to bus when we can, as opposed to flying to certain locations.”

    Holtmann said changes will likely not impact matchups that have already been scheduled, which includes a trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in November. Holtmann said that as of now, the tournament is slated to proceed as planned, with teams like Duke, Memphis and West Virginia all expected to participate.

    However, Holtmann said adjusting to potential budget restraints could mean limiting high-profile nonconference matchups. This past season, Ohio State took on Cincinnati, Villanova, North Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky among others outside of its Big Ten schedule.
     
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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