Chris Holtmann has filled out his Ohio State staff by making a couple of promotions. Jake Diebler has been promoted to associate head coach and Mike Netti elevated to assistant coach, OSU announced Thursday.

“Jake has a very bright future in this profession and I’m excited about his well-earned promotion,” Holtmann said in the program release. “He has done excellent work for us since coming here from Vanderbilt three years ago. He has a strong work ethic, great player relationships, reinforces our culture and he has recruited exceptionally well.”

Diebler has been an assistant on Holtmann’s staff the last 3 seasons. He was also a video coordinator for the Buckeyes from 2014-to-2016.

“I’m blessed to be able to continue to serve coach Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball program,” Diebler said, via OSU. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue to learn from and grow alongside one of the very best in college basketball. My family and I love Ohio State, the city of Columbus, and are looking forward to working with this year’s team. Exciting things are ahead for the Buckeyes, and I can’t wait to get started with Team 124 this summer!”

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Netti has worked alongside Holtmann the past 12 years, including the last 5 at OSU with the title of special assistant to the head coach.

“Mike has earned this promotion with his outstanding work here for the past five seasons as the assistant to the head coach,” Holtmann said. “Mike is a coaching veteran who has been a junior college head coach, a high major assistant as well as working in nearly every aspect of a college basketball staff. Mike has great contacts across the country and is terrific at skill and player development. We are excited about this new role for him.”

Holtmann had sports to fill after Tony Skinn left to join Kevin Willard at Maryland and Ryan Pedon took the Illinois State head coaching job.

“I’m so grateful to Coach Holtmann for his trust in me and honored to have the opportunity in this role on our staff,” Netti said in the announcement. “He and I have worked closely for almost 20 years, building programs, building relationships, and investing in our players. He has made me a better coach and I’ve benefited from his leadership. I was fortunate to have worked with outstanding coaches and staff in my time here and they have been so instrumental in this process as well. I’m excited and motivated to continue building on this rich tradition and I’m thrilled for the future we have in Columbus”

The Buckeyes went 20-12 in the 2021-22 season, making the NCAA Tournament. OSU’s season ended with a 71-61 loss to Villanova.

Here’s how the Ohio State basketball staff looks heading into the 2022-23 campaign:

Ohio State Men’s Basketball Staff
Chris Holtmann — Head Coach
Jake Diebler — Associate Head Coach
Jack Owens — Assistant Coach
Mike Netti — Assistant Coach
David Egelhoff — Director of Basketball Operations
Quadrian Banks — Strength and Conditioning Coach
Terence Dials — Director of Professional Development
Kyle Davis — Director of Recruiting and Branding
Robbie Rucki — Video Coordinator
Joe Gemma — Graphic Designer
Ben Majors — Creative Video Producer
John McCausland — Program Assistant