Chris Holtmann isn’t the only coach that left for Ohio State according to David Woods. As of early this morning, assistant coaches Terry Johnson and Ryan Pedon have left Butler to join Holtmann at OSU, following the move of assistant coach Mike Schrage. Pedon and Johnson were both interviewed for Butler’s head coaching job.
Johnson had been a member of the Butler coaching staff every year since 2004, except for two seasons. Johnson was a well-respected coach at Butler, having the respect of current and former players. He was also a part of the last three coaching staffs and was with the Bulldogs when they moved from the Horizon League to the A10, and then to the Big East.
Pedon was a new addition to the staff, and is from Bexley, Ohio. He attended OSU games as a kid. Pedon also played a huge role in helping Holtmann recruit star recruit Kyle Young, who chose Butler over OSU. Young has not officially made a decision on whether he is still coming to Butler.
Lavall Jordan, who will be formally introduced in a press conference this Wednesday at 3 pm, will have to find a new staff. It is expected that Jordan will bring some assistants from Milwaukee, along with people that have Butler ties. Emerson Kampen and Brandon Crone were both former Butler players that held non-coaching roles on Holtmann’s staff. Ronald Nored, who played for Butler, is not being considered to be hired onto the staff according to David Woods.