Looks as if Ohio State has narrowed down the potential candidates to fill Thad Maata’s hole with a specific coach in mind.
Holtmann has spent the past four seasons at Butler being an assistant his first year before being promoted to the head coaching job.
Holtmann has comprised a 70-31 record (.693 winning perfecentage) and advanced to the sweet 16 this past year before falling to North Carolina.
The 2017 season in which Butler went 25-9, Holtmann was named Big East Coach of the Year.
Prior to Butler, Holtmann spent his first coaching experience at Gardner-Webb posting a 44-54 record at the school. In his third year, with his recruiting classes beginning to take shape he won 21 games.
Ohio State previously reached out to Bulls head coach Fred Hoinberg and Xavier head coach Chris Mack but both remained interesting in their current jobs.
The university met with Creighton head coach Greg McDermott on Wednesday but no deal was finalized.
Holtman and Ohio State have finalized an 8 year deal for $3.1 million a season. The Buckeyes have their new coach of the future.