COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State has completed its coaching staff for the 2021 season with the hiring of Kieran Minton as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Jarred Martin announced today. Minton comes to Columbus after most recently serving as a graduate assistant at Ohio University.
“I am excited to welcome Kieran to our staff,” said Martin. “He brings some great experience both in playing and coaching that we will be able to share that with our student-athletes. He is passionate about the sport and shows it in his coaching. I am looking forward to adding his drive and work ethic to the staff so we can give our team the best hockey atmosphere possible this fall.”
Minton started his player career at the age of 11, eventually taking his talents to the international scene, representing his country of Wales at the U14, U16, and U18 levels. He played four years at Aberystwyth University on the men’s first team, winning the league championship in back-to-back season (2013 and 2014). Minton graduated with honors and a degree in biology.
Minton moved on to play at Chester University while studying to achieve his master’s in biomedical science. He was a member of the Chester University league championship teams in 2016 and 2017, before finishing his career in 2018. Minton was also a part of the women’s first team coaching staff at Chester University in the United Kingdom. He started his coaching career in 2017, coaching mostly the goalkeepers for the first and second teams at Aberystwyth University.
During his two seasons in Athens, the Bobcats win 13 games and had a 4-2 record against MAC competition in 2019.
Minton has a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University and this fall will begin pursuing his PhD in educational leadership.
The Buckeyes report for preseason camp next Tuesday, Aug. 10, and begin the 2021 season on Friday, Aug. 27 with a game at Ball State. Ohio State returns eight starters from a team that won seven of their final nine games last spring and made an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.