It was a bit expected after the season Ohio State has managed to pull off, but it was official today with Chris Holtmann being named Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the coaches and media.
Chris Holtmann Wins Big Ten Coach Of The Year
Who saw this coming?
Ohio State was supposed to be a Big Ten also-ran this year with a gaze to the future only. But somebody forgot to send the memo to new head coach Chris Holtmann.
The Buckeyes were picked somewhere around No. 11 in the Big Ten by many publications in the pre-season, yet the team managed to surprise everyone and finish second during the Big Ten regular season, narrowly missing the chance to hang a banner by just one game.
And now Chris Holtmann has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year for all the efforts and surprises. It was a season that saw a blowout of No. 1 Michigan State at home, a twenty point comeback and win against Michigan in Columbus, and a road win at No. 3 ranked Purdue.
Both the media and coaches agreed in the selection.
It’s the first time an Ohio State coach has won the award since Thad Matta did so in 2010.
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