Thad Matta coached at Ohio State for 13 seasons. During that time, Ohio State reached nine NCAA tournaments, including two Final Four appearances. Matta won 337 games, and his teams won five Big Ten regular-season titles.
Tomorrow, he will be recognized by Ohio State at halftime as the Buckeyes will take on Syracuse in the Big Ten-ACC challenge.
We look forward to welcoming back the Matta family and recognizing Coach Mattas extraordinary accomplishments at Halftime of tomorrow nights game vs. Syracuse. Please join us in welcoming back Thad, Barb, Ali and Emily Matta. pic.twitter.com/tymW403qQ4— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) November 27, 2018
Matta helped turn around the Ohio State basketball program after it was left in a dire state after coach Jim O'Brien's infamous departure.
Despite being let go before the 2017-18 season, Matta has clearly remained in the minds of the new Ohio State coaching staff, as Chris Holtmann is continuing to honor the past, as well as build a solid future.