COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State associate head coach Patrick Klein was included on Fansided’s list of 30 up-and-coming coaches. Klein, who is in his fifth season alongside current head coach Kevin McGuff, was elevated to associate head coach prior to the start of the 2016-17 season.
From Fansided’s list: Patrick Klein, Ohio State associate head coach- A coach who could have already had a head coaching job, the Ohio State alum has earned a reputation as one of the top assistants in the country. Entering his ninth season in Columbus, Klein has served under both current head coach Kevin McGuff and Hall of Famer Jim Foster. In addition to leading the charge in the Buckeyes landing multiple Top-5 recruiting class, Klein also runs several non-profit organizations, something that is seen warmly by administrators as it shows his commitment to the community. It really isn’t a question of if he will be a head coach; just a matter of when and where.
Klein has helped lead the Buckeyes to more than 160 wins, five NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big Ten titles as well as a Big Ten Tournament title in his seven-plus seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach. He’s also played in instrumental role in the Buckeyes recent run of success on the recruiting trail. Among his many endeavors off the court, Klein is the founder and executive director of the iBELIEVE Foundation, which is a program to help Appalachian youth develop leadership and problem-solving skills. It has blossomed from a summer program for 36 students into a workshop for 987 Appalachian children from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.