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Ohio State adds Nick Kellogg, son of Buckeye legend, to staff


The Ohio State men’s basketball staff has undergone some change this offseason and made another one on Wednesday. Head coach Chris Holtmann announced the addition of Nick Kellogg to the staff. Kellogg will serve in the role of assistant to the head coach/director of scouting.

Kellogg, the son of Buckeye star and Ohio State Hall of Famer Clark Kellogg, is a Central Ohio native, who grew up in Columbus and played high school basketball at St. Francis DeSales. He then went on to become a four-year letterman at Ohio University before beginning a professional career overseas in Europe. Following his playing days, Kellogg returned to the United States, working on Mike Budenholzer’s staff with the Milwaukee Bucks for the last two seasons.

“We are excited about the addition of Nick to our coaching staff,” Holtmann in the press release announcing Kellogg’s addition to the staff. “Nick’s work with the Milwaukee Bucks these past two seasons as well as his college and professional playing experiences will be a great asset to our current and future Buckeyes. Obviously, the Kellogg name is special among so many who have followed Buckeye basketball over the years. We really look forward to Nick’s work and contribution to Buckeye hoops.”

Kellogg started for four seasons during his time as a Bobcat from 2010 to 2014, helping Ohio University win the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 2012 and make the NCAA Tournament that same season, making a run to the Sweet Sixteen. Kellogg, a guard, played in 143 games, starting 133, for the Bobcats, tied for the most in program history, averaging 10.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting, 39.8 percent from three-point range, as well as 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. For his career, Kellogg scored 1,449 career points and his 290 career three-pointers made are the second-most by any player in the program’s history.

Holtmann worked with Kellogg during the player’s time at OU, when he was an assistant coach in Athens.

Kellogg played five seasons of professional basketball in Europe, suiting up for BC Batumi, Start Lublin and Paris, before hanging his basketball shoes up and pursuing a career as a coach. He was hired to the Bucks staff as the video coordinator prior to the 2020-21 NBA season. That year, Milwaukee won the NBA title.

“Coach Holtmann and I go back to his recruiting days at Ohio University, and I’m thrilled to be reunited and working with him,” Kellogg said in the release. “He’s a tremendous coach and he’s put together a great staff that I’m very much looking forward to learning from. I can’t thank him and his staff enough for the opportunity to take the next steps in my career in my hometown.”

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This offseason, the Buckeyes have seen Ryan Pedon depart to become the head coach of Illinois State and assistant Tony Skinn leave for a similar position at Maryland. In addition to promoting Mike Netti to a full-time assistant coach, Holtmann also hired Jack Owens as part of his staff.

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