Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann is hiring Seton Hall assistant coach Tony Skinn to complete his staff following the departure of Terry Johnson to Purdue. The news was first reported by Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Ohio State has not yet confirmed the hire but is expected to do so shortly.
Terry Johnson handled the Ohio State defense, but that task will now go to current assistant Jake Diebler.
Skinn joined Seton Hall in April of 2018 where he was heavily involved in the Pirates’ recruiting efforts. He also worked mostly with the team’s guards.
Skinn is seen as a very good recruiter, which can also be said for OSU’s other two assistants as well. Skinn’s familiarity with the East Coast will help the Buckeyes make in-roads in that region of the country.
Before joining Seton Hall, Skinn spent three years as an assistant at Louisiana Tech, where again he did solid work developing the backcourt.
Skinn played college basketball at George Mason and was a member of the 2006 team that made an improbable run to the Final Four as an 11-seed.
[Header photo courtesy of Louisiana Tech Athletics.]