Ohio State To Hire Jake Diebler As Assistant Coach

By Colin Hass-Hill on April 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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Chris Holtmann plans to fill the assistant coach spot vacated by Mike Schrage with Jake Diebler, a former Vanderbilt assistant coach, a source confirmed to Eleven Warriors.

Stadium's Jeff Goodman was first to report the hire. 

Jake Diebler as a Coach
Year Team Duty
2009-10 Valparaiso Student Assistant
2010-11 Valparaiso Director of Operations
2011-13 Valparaiso Assistant Coach
2013-16 Ohio State Video Coordinator
2016-19 Vanderbilt Assistant Coach
2019-Present Ohio State Assistant Coach

The addition of Diebler, a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, fills out Ohio State's coaching staff, which also included Ryan Pedon and Terry Johnson.

Diebler most recently worked as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt, which hired him in the spring of 2016. Prior to that stint, he worked as a video coordinator on Thad Matta's staff at Ohio State from 2013 to 2016. 

Jake Diebler is former Ohio State guard Jon Diebler's brother.

He played basketball for Valparaiso, then began his coaching career at the school first as a student assistant before earning a promotion to director of operations. After one year in the role, Valparaiso hired him as an assistant coach, and he spent two years in the position before leaving for Columbus.

Holtmann set out to hire an assistant coach with experience both as a on-the-floor assistant coach and as a successful recruiter. Diebler has half a decade of experience as an assistant coach and was the lead recruiter for Darius Garland, a five-star guard in the class of 2018. He also earned the commitment of Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of the NBA legend.

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