Villanova Strength and Conditioning Coach Hired by Ohio State

By Kyle Rowland on January 30, 2014 at 10:05a

The Ohio State football program has found a replacement for associate strength and conditioning coach Rick Court — Villanova strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz. He comes to Ohio State after two seasons at Villanova, where he was a three-year starter on the football team and captained the 2009 national champions. 

Court left Ohio State in January to be the head strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi State. 

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Killer nuts's picture

Welcome aboard. Make our young men the baddest dudes you possibly can

brandonbauer87's picture

How come no one told me Court was taking B1G speed to the SEC?

CTBuckeyeFan's picture

So he will be Mariotti's 2nd in command?  Or is that Schlegel?

Doc's picture

Does Villanova play Div 2 football?  I'm confused on the National Championship.

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brandonbauer87's picture

I'm not positive what division they're in, but yes they won their respective national championship. Obviously not FBS. 

benlight01's picture

Villanova plays at the FCS level.  They beat my undergrad in the semifinals on their way to the championship that year.  Still sad about it, but I'll get over it if he does well for the Buckeyes.

Boxley's picture

From what I read about him (a short piece) over on SB Nation, the players at Villanova really like him.  I would like to know  more about his career path, and what part he will play in the football S&C program.

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mattanderson1985's picture

Is Anthony Schlegel still on the staff?

BoFuquel's picture

Welcome aboard Coach Matusz. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Jordan Wagner's picture

Mickey Marotti is the head guy. 

Kenny Parker, Anthony Schlegel and Jeff Uhlenhake are assistants. 

Rick Court was second in charge, but he left for a new job. Either Matusz will take second in charge or one of the three previously mentioned get a promotion with Matusz being an assistant. 

vitaminB's picture

How much ya bench?

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Why not BuckeyeJason?

BME_Buckeye's picture

Who is your alter?

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


another-navy-buckeye's picture

Loved some of the comments from Villinova story above.