Ohio State’s Kevin McGuff Named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

By March 5, 2024 (12:11 pm)Basketball

Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff was named Big Ten Coach of the Year on Tuesday by both the conference’s media and fellow head coaches.

McGuff currently has the Buckeyes with a 25-4 record (and a 16-2 conference clip) through the end of the regular season, and will take Ohio State into the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament this weekend as the No. 1 overall seed.

Currently in his 11th season at Ohio State, McGuff has an overall record of 249-104, and has led the Buckeyes to six NCAA Tournament appearances, three Big Ten regular-season championships and a conference tournament championship. Last season, McGuff took Ohio State to just the second Elite Eight in program history, and the first since 1993.

This is the first time McGuff has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year in his time at Ohio State, and the first for the Buckeyes since Jim Foster won the award in 2008-09. Foster and Tara VanDerveer are the only other coaches to win the award at Ohio State, with VanDerveer doing so twice and Foster winning four times, and with the win by McGuff, Ohio State passes Iowa for the most Big Ten Coaches of the Year by a conference program.

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