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Jake Diebler (Assistant Basketball Coach)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OSU_Buckguy, Apr 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM.

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  2. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    jake diebler's vandy profile:

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  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i guess posting this thread may be a little hasty since the hiring is not yet official, but whatever.

    it was either landis or jardy who stated last week that the coaches on ho1tmann's short list to take over for schrage included at least one guy with ties to ohio state. couldn't quite figure who it might be. jake diebler obviously makes sense.
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  4. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  5. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i think you're not mistaken. has been regarded as a very good recruiter. garland is obviously the proof in the pudding.

    edit: 247 lists diebler as garland's recruiter.

    edit: diebler was also scotty pippen jr.'s recruiter for vandy's 2019 class. pippen was a teammate of duane washington at sierra canyon. watched him play some and thought he was very underrated (composite 333rd).
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  6. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Interesting. Hope Netti and Scoonie don't get hurt feelings.
  7. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i can see netti being let down by diebler's hiring. not penn, though. he's too inexperienced as a coach. no on-the-court experience as the director in charge of player development. heck, penn probably wanted netti to be promoted so that he could take netti's place as special assistant to ho1tmann.
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  8. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Unexpected but I'd say it's a good hire. Vanderbilt has recruited well the past couple seasons and Diebler was part of that. Importantly, he has ongoing relationships with 2020 and 2021 recruits. Unfortunately, that wasn't really something Netti or Scoonie could provide.
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  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Vanderbilt lost every single SEC game they played last year, and they were really bad in 2018 as well. I know last year Garland's injury held them back a ton, but it is a little troubling that they didn't win any league games at all in Year 3 for Drew/Diebler there.

    Edit: just read an ESPN piece that claimed Vandy tried to re-assign Bryce Drew to another university job rather than terminate his contract to avoid paying his buyout, but he refused reassignment. Vandy AD is brilliant :rofl:
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 11:23 PM
  10. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Seems like we could become a player for Keon Johnson now:

    "Keon Johnson was a top 2020 priority for Bryce Drew. So how can Jerry Stackhouse keep Vanderbilt in the hunt? Johnson said keep Jake Diebler. If not, he said they would have to start over."

    For those of you who don't know, Keon Johnson is a T35 6'5 SG in the 2020 class. Tennessee might be the leader, but based on Barnes' recent comments about how he would be in LA if UCLA had picked up his buy-out and given that Keon seems to have a great relationship with Diebler, there might be just enough room for us to get our foot in the door if we're inclined to try.
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  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    :groove: I cannot recall their names right now but there were two other recruits in the same class as Garland and they were pretty highly rated. I think this is a home run hire for Holtmann.

    Also, I could care less if Netti or Penn have their feelings hurt by this hire.
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Jake Diebler is returning to his native state.

    After growing up in Ohio and previously spending a few years on Ohio State's men's basketball staff in a support role, Diebler will fill the assistant coach job vacated by Mike Schrage, a source told Eleven Warriors on Wednesday.

    2009-10 Valparaiso Student Assistant
    2010-11 Valparaiso Director of Operations
    2011-13 Valparaiso Assistant Coach
    2013-16 Ohio State Video Coordinator
    2016-19 Vanderbilt Assistant Coach
    2019-Present Ohio State Assistant Coach

    Diebler began his coaching career as a student assistant at Valparaiso after wrapping up his playing career with the team. As a 6-foot-3 guard, he started his final three seasons and ended his career with 5.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 36.5 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.

    In four seasons at Valparaiso, Diebler rose from a student assistant to director of operations to an on-the-floor assistant coach. He then took a job as the video coordinator at Ohio State, where he learned under Thad Matta.

    After his three-year stint in Columbus, Diebler once again became an assistant coach when Vanderbilt's Bryce Drew hired him in 2016. In Diebler's first year, the Commodores made the NCAA tournament, but they didn't play in the postseason the past two years, finishing 12-20 in 2017-18 and 9-23 in 2018-19. Vanderbilt moved on from Drew and his staff after this past season.

    Diebler has both of the qualities Chris Holtmann targeted in a potential assistant coach – experience as a coach and success as a recruiter – and will join Ryan Pedon and Terry Johnson on Ohio State's staff for the 2019-20 season.

    Diebler was born in Ohio, raised in Ohio, broke high school basketball records in Ohio, spent three years at Ohio State working his way up the coaching ladder and now returns as an assistant coach at the flagship university of his home state.

    His ties to Ohio surely intrigued Holtmann, who now has two assistants coaching in their home state. Diebler went to school at Upper Sandusky, and Pedon is from Bexley. Diebler's father, Keith, has over 40 years of coaching experience in Ohio.

    When Diebler began his career at Vanderbilt, he held the state of Ohio's all-time high school records for most assists and steals.

    Diebler made a notable impact as a recruiter for Vanderbilt, which is not often regarded as a basketball powerhouse.

    He served the lead recruiter for Darius Garland, a five-star guard who had offers from countless powerhouses and picked the Commodores over Kentucky, Indiana and UCLA. As the No. 14 player in the class of 2018, Garland is rated higher than any prospect that Holtmann has ever signed. The star guard played just five games at Vanderbilt, though, after a meniscus injury. He declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and is widely projected as a lottery pick.

    Scotty Pippen Jr., a three-star guard and the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, also chose Vanderbilt, which had Diebler recruiting him. Pippen attributed the Commodores' coaches, including Diebler, as the main reason why he committed.

    “I would probably say the coaches and how they trusted me and the relationship I have with coach (Bryce) Drew and coach (Jake) Diebler,” Pippen Jr. told USA TODAY.

    Pippen attends Sierra Canyon High School in California, the school Duane Washington Jr. attended for his senior year.

    As a former player, Diebler will be expected to connect with high-level recruits. He already has connections with 2020, 2021 and 2022 prospects.

    Holtmann's staff reeled in the top 2019 class in the Big Ten, and he has harped on the importance of stacking together solid recruiting classes. Diebler will be key to ensuring that happens.

    Entire article:
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