Ohio State Hires Former Miami (Ohio) Head Coach Jack Owens In Assistant Coaching Role

By Griffin Strom on April 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm
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Chris Holtmann has made his first assistant coaching hire of the offseason.

Former Miami (Ohio) head coach Jack Owens will join the Buckeyes' staff, the Ohio State head coach told Eleven Warriors, replacing outgoing assistant Tony Skinn, who left the program after one season to join Kevin Willard's staff at Maryland.

Owens was the RedHawks' coach for the past five seasons, amassing a record of 70-83 and going 14-18 this past year. In 2020-21, Owens led the team to its first winning record since 2009. Before his tenure at Miami, Owens spent nine seasons on staff at Purdue, spending three as an assistant and his final six as associate head coach.

Holtmann must also replace longtime assistant coach Ryan Pedon this offseason, as the five-year Buckeye assistant accepted a vacant head coaching position at Illinois State on March 4.

Ohio State assistant coach Jake Diebler will be promoted into Pedon's previous role, but the Buckeyes will still need to add one more assistant to the staff in the coming months.

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