Jake Diebler

Jake Diebler (born October 28, 1986)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Ohio State record: 8-3 (.727)
Overall record: 8-3 (.727)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Ohio State
2022-2024 Ohio State (assoc. HC)
2019-2022 Ohio State (asst)
2016-2019 Vanderbilt (asst)
2013-2016 Ohio State (video)
2011-2013 Valparaiso (asst)
2010-2011 Valparaiso (DBO)
2009-2010 Valparaiso (student asst)

Jake Diebler Facts

  • Jacob Michael Diebler
  • Born October 28, 1986
  • Hometown: Gibsonburg, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Valparaiso University (BA, 2009)
  • Attended Fostoria HS (OH) and Upper Sandusky HS (OH), playing alongside his brother – future Ohio State player Jon Diebler – and for their dad, coach Keith Deibler; won a state title as a senior in 2005 at Upper Sandusky
  • Played for four seasons at Valparaiso for head coach Homer Drew, where was a three-year starter at guard
    • Began his coaching career in 2009 as a student assistant under Drew, then became Valpo’s director of basketball operations in 2010
  • Elevated to assistant coach at his alma mater in 2011 under new head coach Bryce Drew, and was part of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 teams that won back-to-back Horizon League titles and appeared in the 2013 NCAA Tournament
  • Left Valpo in 2013 to become video coordinator on Thad Matta‘s staff at Ohio State; younger brother Jon had played four seasons for Matta
  • After three seasons at OSU, Diebler reunited with Bryce Drew and spent three seasons as one of his assistants at Vanderbilt
  • Drew and staff were let go in 2019 and Diebler returned to Ohio State, becoming an assistant coach under Chris Holtmann
    • Elevated to associate head coach before the 2022-23 season; part of two NCAA Tournaments during his 4+ years on staff
  • In February 2024, Diebler was named interim head coach after Holtmann was fired; in his first game at the helm, Diebler coached the second-to-last-place Buckeyes to an incredible upset victory over #2 Purdue in Columbus
    • After leading the Bucks to a 5-1 finish to the regular season, Diebler was officially hired in March; OSU accepted a 2024 NIT bid

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