Sep 11, 2019
Chris Holtmann, Ideas to Build a Program
Guest: Chris Holtmann,Ohio State’s Head Men's Basketball Coach
Chris Holtmann begins his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes in 2019-20. His two seasons at Ohio State have followed the blueprint established during his tenures at both Gardner-Webb and Butler — Success.
He was named the 2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the Buckeyes to a 25-9 overall record, a No. 2 finish in the Big Ten regular-season standings (15-3) and a Second Round appearance in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Holtmann teams have won an opening-round game in the NCAA Tournament in each of the last five years, a feat accomplished by a select group of Division I coaches.
In three seasons at Butler, Holtmann compiled a record of 70-31 as a member of the BIG EAST conference. In eight years as a head coach, which includes three years at Gardner-Webb (44-54) and two in Columbus (45-24), his career record is 159-109. His teams have won at least 20 games in each of the last six seasons.
Butler advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons with Holtmann as the head coach. He was the 2016-17 BIG EAST Coach of the Year, the 2013 Big South Conference Coach of the Year and a Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist in 2014-15. At Gardner-Webb for three seasons from 2010-13, leading the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a school Division I record 21 victories in his final season after taking over a program that won just eight games in 2009-10.
1:00 - Doing a Good Job Means Good Result
3:00 - Present Focus
5:00 - Unique Path For Him
7:00 - Going Step Backwards to go Forwards
8:40 - Applied his Core Culture Concepts to Butler
10:40 - Non-Negotiable Things
12:00 - Helping his Players Turn Around Their Situations
14:00 - Difference between Transfers vs Regular Players
16:30 - Best Practices to deal with Conflict with Players
19:00 - Competitive Environment
21:00 - Coping Strategies for Players
22:30 - Evolving his style and concepts
24:00 - Recruiting Same Type of Player in his System
26:00 - Process of their team during March Madness Season
28:00 - Improving Player's Physical and Mental Aspects
30:30 - More 5vs5 practices and Scouting
32:00 - What you Run Behind What you Run
35:00 - Teaching Basic Concepts
38:00 - His Philosophy on Pick and Roll Defense
41:00 - Switching
43:00 - Trial and Error
44:00 - Changes For His Program in the Next Years
46:00 - The effect of the 3-pt line to their team
48:00 - Physicality of the game
Chris Holtmann’s Bio