Buckeye Basketball: Penn pleased with Holtmann's start as OSU coach


COLUMBUS -- Scoonie Penn will start a new gig as the Buckeyes Director of Player Development Monday July 17th.

“I want to thank Coach Holtmann for giving me this opportunity,” Penn said. “I am very excited to be a part of the basketball staff at Ohio State. I've always felt like coaching was a calling of mine and there isn’t a better place to have a chance to learn than the university that I attended and care so much about. It's going to be fun to learn from Coach Holtmann and the rest of the staff.”

Penn, who has helped coach the Scarlet and Gray OSU alumni team in The Basketball Tournament, comments on Holtmann's recruiting start in his less than two months on the job. "I think things are going to get turned around fairly quickly here."

Penn was an All-American at Ohio State and led the team to the 1999 Final 4.

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