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Who is Thad Matta?
Thad Michael Matta is a well-known American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team. He has led the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2004 to 2017, to five Big Ten Conference regular-season championships (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012).
Four Big Ten Tournament titles (2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013), two Final Four appearances (2007 and 2012), and the 2008 NIT Championships. Thad is the winningest coach in Ohio State history. Before returning to Butler, he spent a season (2021-22) as the Associate Athletic Director for Indiana and the men’s basketball team.
How Old is Thad Matta?
He is 54 years old as of April 2022, having been born on July 11, 1967, in Hoopeston, Illinois. Thad shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Alessia Cara, Lil Kim, Carl Judie (1958-2021) David Henrie, TheOrionSound, and many more.
Thad Matta Family
Who are Thad Matta’s Parents?
There is no news on the internet regarding his parents. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Does Thad Matt have Siblings?
He has two siblings; a brother by the name of Greg Matta, and a sister by the name of Karah Viola.
Thad Matta Education
He received his high school education at Hoopeston-East Lynn High School. He then enrolled at Butler University after transferring from Southern Illinois University.
Thad Matta Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Barbara Matt. They married 11 days after their engagement.
Thad Matta Kids
He has two kids with his wife Barbara. Two daughters by the names of Emily Matta and Ali Matta.
Thad Matta Career
Early Coaching Career
He has spent six seasons as a full-time assistant coach at three different universities, helping his squads compile a composite 128-58 (. 688) record and make six postseason tournament appearances. Despite being on the bench in five consecutive conference tournament championship games, he won four league tournament championship rings. He began his coaching career at Indiana State University as a graduate assistant under head coach Tates Locke in 1990-91.
Also at Butler, he served as an academic coordinator and administrative assistant, before moving into full-time coaching. His first full-time coaching position was under Herb Sendek at Miami University (Ohio) in 1994-95 and helped Miami to a 23-7 record. The following year he accepted a coaching position at Western Carolina University under Phil Hopkins and helped the Catamounts to a 17-13 record. This was the school’s first winning record in 10 years. In 1997, he rejoined Butler University’s staff and helped the Bulldogs to three consecutive 20-win seasons.
A Career in Head Coaching
A Career at Butler
He took over as head coach of Butler after Barry Collier left in the 1999-2000 season to coach at the University of Nebraska. As the coach of Butler, he was named 2000-01 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in his first and only season at Butler. Also, he was named National “Rookie Coach of the Year” by CBS SportsLine.com and College Insider.com. Out of the last 15 games, Butler won 13 of them.
A Career at Xavier
During his time at Xavier, he led the Muskateers to three consecutive 26-win seasons, back-to-back Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championships in 2002 and 2003. And two league tournaments titles in 2002 and 2004. Xavier advanced to three NCAA tournaments including an Elite Eight appearance in 2004 following second-round trips. The 2002-03 season, marked the highest win total ever for a second-year Xavier head coach. He was named 2002 Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year while leading the Muskateers to the top regular-season finish in the league at 14-2, and an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament championship.
A Career at Ohio State
On July 7, 2004, he was hired as the 13th head coach of Ohio State, as a finalist of the 2002-03 Naismith National Coach of the Year Award. He led the Buckeyes in the 2005-06 season to an outright Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1992. The Buckeyes’ season came to an end after they lost to Georgetown on March 19, 2006, during the second round of the NCAA tournament. Matt’s team the Buckeyes did not make the NCAA tournament in the 2007-08 season.
But, they won the 2008 NIT championship despite playing with four new starters for the second consecutive year. Ohio State went to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 but was eliminated in the first round by Siena. The Buckeyes 2010, won a share of the Big Ten and the 2010 conference tournament title. In the first round of the NCAA tournament, they beat UC Santa Barbara. And in the next round, they beat Tech 75-66 but lost to Tennessee in the Sweet 16. Thad’s Buckeyes in the 2010-11 season, were 29-2 ranked #1 in all polls (16-2 in conference play), and won the outright Big Ten Championship. On March 13, they beat Penn State to win their 2nd consecutive Big Ten Tournament title.
Overall, the Buckeyes were the number one seed in the 2011 NCAA tournament and the number one seed in the Eastern bracket. Thad led Ohio State to its third straight Big Ten championship in the 2011-12 season. During the 2012-13 season, Ohio State finished second in the Big Ten regular season. The Buckeyes went ahead and won the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.
This became Matt’s fourth Big Ten Tournament championship. He set a school record for victories on March 12, 2015, winning his 298th game for OSU after defeating Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament. Thad mutually agreed with Ohio State on June 5, 2017, to step down as it’s head coach due to health issues that were causing a decline in team performance and recruiting.
A Career return to Butler
It was announced on April 3, 2022, that Butler had hired Thad Matta as head coach to replace LaVall Jordan.
Thad Matta Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not indicated anywhere on the internet. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Thad Matt’s Salary and Net Worth
He is paid an annual base salary of $4 million and a net worth of $12 million.