Thad (Thaddeus) Matta (born July 11, 1967) is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team. He was hired as the 13th head coach in Ohio State history on July 7, 2004 after the school had fired previous coach Jim O'Brien. He is one of just two coaches nationally to post 20 or more wins in each of his first twelve seasons as a head coach. Matta has led the Buckeyes to five Big Ten Conference regular season championships, three Big Ten Tournament titles (2007, 2010, and 2011), a runner-up finish in the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, the 2008 NIT Championship, and a second Final Four berth in 2012. Matta also tied the record for most wins by a first-year coach at Ohio State (20).
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