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Who is T. J. Otzelberger?
Thomas John Otzeberger famously known as T. J. Otzelberger is a famous American college basketball coach. He is currently the head coach at Iowa State University.
T. J. Otzelberger Career
Early coaching career
Otzelberger worked as a basketball coach at Burlington Catholic Central High School in Burlington, Wisconsin from 2001 to 2004. He was then promoted to varsity head coach and athletic director in 2003. For the 2004-2005 season, Otzelberger moved to Marianna, Florida to join the Chipola College staff as an assistant coach. The Indians completed 33-4, won the Panhandle Conference, and placed third at the 2005 NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas that season.
Iowa State (assistant)
He served on the Cyclones’ coaching staff for eight seasons. Otzelberger originally joined the Iowa State coaching staff under former Iowa State head coach Greg McDermott in 2006 and worked under him as an assistant through the 2009-2010 season. He was then promoted to the position of associate head coach when Fred Hoiberg succeeded McDermott in May 2010. In 2011-2012 Fred guided Iowa State to a 23-11 overall record and a third-place finish in the Big 12 Conference, proceeding to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. The Cyclones beat reigning national champion Connecticut in third-round tourney action prior to losing to final national champion Kentucky.
In 2012-2013, the team completed 4th in the Big 12 Conference while proceeding to the third round of the NCAA Tournament prior to losing to Ohio State on a buzzer-beater. Within this time, the Cyclones were among the nation’s leading teams in scoring, returning the team to national prominence. Otzelberger has been widely considered among the top recruiters in the nation. His efforts have assisted the services of Cyclone greats Mike Taylor, Diante Garrett, Chris Babb, Craig Brackins, Scott Christopherson, and Chris Allen. As well as Korie Lucious, Will Clyburn, George Niang, Melvin Ejim, Naz Long, and Matt Thomas, among others. Aside from recruiting, he was in charge of opponent scouting and game planning for the Cyclones tournament run in 2012 and 2013. He returned as an assistant coach for Iowa State following leaving Washington in April 2015.
Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar revealed that Otzelberger had joined his staff as an assistant coach on May 7, 2013. NBC Sports called Coach Otzelberger’s hiring at Washington as one of the top 10 key assistant coaching hires for the 2013-14 season. After the 2014 season, Jay Bilas and Jeff Goodman rated T J among the top college head coaching candidates. It was then revealed that he was going back to Iowa State to replace Matt Abdelmassih on April 1, 2015.
South Dakota State
Otzelberger was named head coach of South Dakota State, taking the place of Scott Nagy on April 14, 2016. Scott departed after 21 years to become the head coach at Wright State. Otzelberger guided the Jackrabbits to the Summit League Tournament Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament in his first season as head coach. However, he lost in the first round to final tournament runner-up Gonzaga. He then guided the Jackrabbits back to the NCAA Tournament, their third straight trip to the Big Dance, with a 97-87 victory against the University of South Dakota on March 6, 2018.
How old is T. J. Otzelberger?
Thomas John Otzelberger is aged 44 as of 2021, having been born on September 17, 1977, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Mia Talerico, Alfie Deyes, Bailey Nelson, Patrick Mahomes II, Mason Patterson, Frederick Ashton, Hank Williams, Stirling Moss, Maureen Connolly, Danielle Brooks, and Denyse Tontz, among others.
T. J. Otzelberger Family
Who are T. J. Otzelberger’s parents?
Thomas John Otzelberger was born to Thomas L. and Jackie A. Otzelberger in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has not shared much information about his parents and family with the media, and it will be updated soon.
Does T. J. Otzelberger have siblings?
Otzelberger has not shared any information about his family and siblings with the media thus it is not known how many siblings he has.
T. J. Otzelberger Education
Otzelberger attended Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he played basketball. He then joined the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he played college basketball and was team captain for two years.
T. J. Otzelberger Interests
He is openly passionate about teaching young people and was actively involved in the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ ”Stay in to Win” program. This was a program set up to assist students to focus on making important decisions so as to become more successful in school and impact their overall quality of life. He is highly involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Otzelberger is also a member of the Villa 7 Consortium, which focuses to develop the nation’s top assistant coaches.
T. J. Otzelberger Spouse
Otzelberger is currently married to Alison Lacey from June 1, 2013, to the present. She is a former ISU women’s basketball standout, former WNBA player, and former coach of the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team.
T. J. Otzelberger Kids
Otzelberger and his wife Lacey have three children together in their marriage: Jayce, Olivian, and Stella.
T. J. Otzelberger Height
Otzelberger has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 102 kg (225 lbs)
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels revealed on March 27, 2019, that Otzelberger would become its 13th head coach. He and the Runnin’ Rebels beat No. 4 San Diego University, handing SDSU their first loss of the season on February 22, 2020.
Iowa State (head coach)
Otzelberger was hired by Iowa State, taking the place of Steve Prohm on March 18, 2021. He then won his 100th career game in an 84-73 win against Kennesaw State on November 9, 2021. Otzelberger attained the nation’s biggest turnaround in his first year at the helm at Iowa State. The 2020-21 team completed with just 2 victories in a COVID-shortened season including a winless Big 12 slate. In his first season in Ames, he guided them to 22 victories and the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
T. J. Otzelberger Net Worth
American college basketball coach, Otzelberger is currently the head coach of Iowa State University. He earns an annual salary of around $1.5 million and has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2022.