Thad Michael Matta Hired As Butler Head Coach


Matta has an overall coaching record of 439-154 in 17 seasons at Butler, Xavier, and Ohio State.

Matta was an assistant at Butler for three years, from 1997-2000, and then coached the 00-01 season.

With the Dawgs making the NCAA Tournament and winning a game against Wake Forest.

After coaching Butler, Matta left for the Xavier Musketeers, coaching there for three seasons, winning 26 games in all three seasons.

Making two Rounds of 32 appearances and an Elite Eight.

Matta then moved to Ohio State, where he is most known for his work.

Matta is the winningest coach in Ohio State’s program history.

Having failed to win 20 games only once in 17 seasons, and that was in the 2016-17 season when he was suffering from some pretty severe health issues.

Matta took the next few years off before becoming an Associate AD for Indiana last season.

Butler has continued their trend of hiring coaches who were previously tied to the program and joining schools like Xavier, who hired a successful former coach this offseason.

Matta is one of the best college coaches out there, having made two Final Fours, with one national championship appearance with Greg Oden.

Matta missed the tournament four times in 13 years at Ohio State, with the team having a self-imposed postseason ban in his first year.

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