Ryan Pedon

Ryan Pedon (born May 3, 1978)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Illinois State Redbirds
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Illinois State record: 26-38 (.406)
Overall record: 26-38 (.406)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Illinois State
2017-2022 Ohio State (asst)
2015-2017 Butler (asst)
2013-2015 Illinois (asst. to the HC)
2010-2013 Toledo (asst)
2005-2010 Miami (OH) (asst)
2002-2005 Kent State (DBO)
2000-2002 Miami (OH) (grad. asst)

Ryan Pedon Facts

  • Ryan Thomas Pedon
  • Born May 3, 1978
  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: College of Wooster (BA, 2000) / Miami University (MA, 2002)
  • Graduated from Bexley HS (OH) outside of Columbus, then played at D-III Wooster (OH) for longtime head coach Steve Moore
  • Started his career at Miami (OH) as a graduate assistant on Charlie Coles‘ staff; later returned for five seasons as an assistant coach there
    •  In between stints in Oxford, Pedon spent three years as an assistant under Jim Christian at Kent State
  • Also spent three years working under Tod Kowalczyk at Toledo and John Groce at Illinois
  • Joined Chris Holtmann‘s staff at Butler as an assistant coach in 2015 and two years later followed Holtmann to Ohio State
    • In seven years working under Holtmann, Pedon was a part of six NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Hired in March 2022 to be the next head coach of the Illinois State Redbirds

Ryan Pedon Coaching Tree

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