Ohio State’s basketball program has just made a notable addition to its coaching staff. On Wednesday, the team announced that Terence Dials has been named the director of professional development.
Dials won the Big Ten Player of the Year award back in 2006. He was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame a few years ago.
In this new role with the Buckeyes, Dials will arrange professional development and community service opportunities for their players.
Chris Holtmann said the team changed the title of the job since it’s a non-coaching position.
With Dials part of the Buckeyes’ staff for this season, he’ll be tasked with developing the team from a maturity standpoint. However, the former hoops star could also give a few pointers on the court.
All the details involving this latest hire by Ohio State are available here:
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We’ve added 2006 Big Ten Player of the Year and Ohio State Athletics Hall of Famer Terence Dials to the coaching staff as director of professional development.
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) September 4, 2019
“Terence is obviously a name many Buckeye fans know well,” Holtmann said in a statement. “We are excited to add him to our staff in our director of professional development position. His outstanding work as a student-athlete here, as well as his experience in sales and business after his professional playing career ended, will be beneficial in his role with our players.
The Buckeyes so announced the hiring of Andrew Dakich and Robbie Rucki as assistants.
We’ll see if the recent additions to the basketball program will help Ohio State this upcoming season.