position Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Mike Netti is in his third season at Ohio State as special assistant to head coach Chris Holtmann. Netti had been an assistant coach at East Carolina for four seasons (2014-17) and previously spent three years as an assistant on Holtmann’s staff at Gardner-Webb.
In Netti’s four seasons at East Carolina, the Pirates won 58 games as Netti saw a pair of student-athletes garner American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team honors. During his first season in Greenville in 2013-14, Netti also helped guide Akeem Richmond to an NCAA-best 155 3-pointers made. As an assistant under Holtmann at Gardner-Webb, Netti helped the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a school Division I record 21 victories in 2012-13. In addition, Netti helped guide guard Tashan Newsome to second team All-Big South Conference honors.
Prior to joining Holtmann for the second time at Gardner-Webb, where he also was an assistant from 2002-06, Netti spent two seasons at Lackawanna (Pa.) College, leading the school to 43 wins in his two seasons as two Falcons earned NJCAA Division II All-America honors, and spent two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Francis (N.Y.).
Netti was a two-year varsity letterman at Division III Alvernia College in Reading, Pa., helping the team to a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2002.