Greg McDermott To Remain Creighton Basketball Coach, Turns Down Ohio State

Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott has said “thanks, but no thanks” to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

On Thursday afternoon, McDermott, who was offered the Ohio State vacancy after the Buckeyes parted ways with longtime coach Thad Matta, took to Twitter to announce he would be remaining as head coach of the Bluejays.

“I’m blessed and honored to be the coach at Creighton,” McDermott tweeted, “and am looking forward to many more great years in Omaha!”

McDermott has been head coach at Creighton for seven seasons.

The 52-year-old McDermott has had plenty of success at Creighton, leading the Bluejays to four NCAA Tournament appearances in seven seasons. McDermott holds a head coaching record of 445-276, previously coaching his alma mater Northern Iowa and Iowa State before taking over the Bluejays in 2010.

Last season, Creighton went 25-10 before being ousted in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament by Rhode Island.

They’ll be looking to build off of that tournament appearance with their head coach now committed to the future and showing his heart is with the program.

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