From their appearance in the inaugural NCAA title game to their latest Final Four berth in March, the Ohio State Buckeyes have consistently been one of the premier basketball programs in the nation. As befits such a winning school, the Buckeyes also boast some of the greatest coaches in college hoops history.
Current head coach Thad Matta is quickly rising among the ranks of the best coaches of this (or any) generation. Since joining the Buckeyes in 2004, Matta has reached the 30-win mark in three different seasons and taken his teams to a pair of Final Fours.
Herein, a closer look at Matta and his place among the most successful coaches in Buckeye history.
Note: To avoid too much comparison of apples to oranges, only coaches from the NCAA tournament era are included on this list.