Jay Wright said Sunday that he is not interested in Ohio State’s head coaching vacancy.

In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy, Wright complimented Ohio State’s athletic department but says he has no plans to come out of retirement for Ohio State — or any other coaching job.

“[Ohio State] has an outstanding athletic department, great tradition and fertile recruiting ground,” Wright told Jardy. “It would be a great job, but I’m definitely done coaching.”

Wright also called the Ohio State gig a “great job” and said whoever takes over as the Buckeyes’ head coach will have “an outstanding team” next season.

Wright had been amongst the candidates linked to the Ohio State job since the Buckeyes parted ways with Chris Holtmann earlier this month. Wright, 62, retired from Villanova a couple years ago after a long and successful stint with the Wildcats.

With a few games remaining in the regular season, there’s still some time before Ohio State’s coaching search can really ramp up. The Buckeyes’ timeline for making an official hire is unclear at the moment. Ross Bjork, who is slated to officially take over as OSU’s athletic director this summer, is running the search to replace Holtmann.

Ohio State is 15-12 on the year and 1-1 since parting ways with Holtmann. The Buckeyes will face Michigan State on the road on Sunday afternoon.

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