WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Randy Ayers of the Philadelphia 76ers watches his team against the Washington Wizards during the game at MCI Center on November 11, 2003 in Washington, D.C. The 76ers won 112-105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Where has Ohio State found its basketball coaches?

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A look back at OSU’s 10 coaches in the NCAA tournament era (since 1939) shows a variety of backgrounds and experiences led those men to Columbus.

Coach — most recent job, native of, Ohio/Ohio State connections

Harold Olsen — Ripon College coach; Rice Lake, Wisc. native; played at Wisconsin; no prior connection to Ohio State or Ohio

Tippy Dye — Ohio State assistant; Harrisonville, Ohio; native played football and basketball at Ohio State 

Floyd Stahl — Ohio State baseball coach; played baseball at Illinois; coached basketball, baseball and football at Ohio State before becoming head basketball coach

Fred Taylor — Ohio State assistant; Zanesville native; played basketball and baseball at Ohio State

Eldon Miller — Western Michigan head coach; Gnadenhutten, Ohio, native; played at Wittenberg, coached at Wittenberg

Gary Williams — Boston College head coach; New Jersey native; played at Maryland; had no prior connection to Ohio State or Ohio 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - APRIL 02: Gary Williams speaks after being presented with the 2017 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball Award during the 2017 Naismith Awards Brunch at the Grayhawk Golf Club on April 2, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
Photo: Staff Writer

Randy Ayers — Ohio State assistant; Springfield native (North High); played at Miami University; assistant coach at Miami

Jim O’Brien — Boston College head coach; Brooklyn native; played at Boston College; no connection to Ohio State or Ohio 

9 Mar 2001: Head Coach Jim O”Brien of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts from the sidelines during the Big Ten Tournament Game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 75-66.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Photo: Staff Writer

Thad Matta — Xavier head coach; Hoopston, Ill., native; played at Southern Illinois and Butler; Miami University assistant

Chris Holtmann — Butler head coach; Nicholasville, Ky., native; played at Taylor University; Ohio University assistant earlier in career

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