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May 14, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State Coach Beth Burns today announced the addition of former Purdue assistant Seth Kushkin to the Buckeye Basketball coaching staff.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Seth Kushkin to our Buckeye Basketball Team, ” Burns said. “Coach Kushkins basketball resume speaks for itself – collegiately, a NCAA National Championship and Elite Eight finish in two seasons at Purdue.

“His high school background is equally impressive. We feel that Seths addition as both a coach and recruiter, will enable us to continue to meet our goals of Big Ten and national excellence.”

A Columbus native, Kushkin will be involved in every facet of the program with his primary responsibilities being coaching, recruiting and scouting.

Kushkin enjoyed a two-year stay at Purdue where the Boilermakers mounted a 57-11 campaign (.838), claimed both a Big Ten regular-season and tournament championship, and back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, including the 1999 national crown. Kushkin scouted every opponent, administered the film exchange program, prepared game strategies, and assisted with on-campus recruiting. He also developed Purdues preseason and summer conditioning programs and the direction of its basketball camps.

Kushkin has worked with the nations best talent as a floor coach for the 1998 USA Basketball Jones Cup and Select teams. As a prep coach at McDonogh High School in Baltimore, Md., (1993-97), Kushkin earned three divisional championships and three Top 10 finishes to compliment a 65-20 performance.

Kushkin is rooted in the Big Ten Conference, earning his bachelors degree from Wisconsin in June 1992 and completing postgraduate courses at Ohio State. He is an alumnus of Columbus Academy.

Kushkin, who fills the void left by former aide Edith Thompson, begins his duties immediately pending approval from the Ohio State Board of Trustees.

-Go Bucks!-