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Thad Matta Reportedly Offered Georgia Head Coaching Job

Thad Matta speaking at a Big Ten press conference.

Former Ohio State head coach Thad Matta has been offered the head coaching job at Georgia, according to a report from Jon Rothstein.

Matta was reportedly on campus in Athens this week to be shown the facility. Georgia made the decision to fire former head coach Mark Fox this past weekend. Fox had coached the program since 2009, and took it to the NCAA Tournament twice. The Bulldogs finished with an 18-15 record this past season.

Matta was one of the most successful coaches in Ohio State history. In 13 seasons, he led the Buckeyes to nine NCAA Tournament appearances - including two trips to the Final Four. But after the 2016-2017 season, Matta and Ohio State mutually agreed that he'd step down as head coach.

Matta, before coaching at Ohio State, had short stints at both Butler and Xavier. He led those programs to the NCAA Tournament four times.

Matta's health problems were cited as another reason that his Ohio State tenure ended early. Matta has been plagued by complications from back surgery and often has trouble walking.

Matta's overall record as a head coach is 439-154. If he's healthy, he's going to be a great hire.