Butler hires former Ohio State coach Thad Matta

Butler’s announced on Sunday that it will bring back a familiar face as the school hires Thad Matta to be its next coach.

The hiring comes days after Butler fired head coach Lavall Jordan, when Jordan’s buyout dropped dramatically.

“The success Thad has achieved in each of his programs speaks for itself,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement. “He is a world-class coach and scout who brings valuable experience and infectious energy to Butler. I’ve seen that personally in Thad as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.

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