Top WVU Basketball Head Coach Candidate in Early Talks With Ohio State

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to multiple reports from Bleacher Report and The Columbus Dispatch, among others, current Florida Atlantic University head coach Dusty May is in “early talks” with Ohio State to become the next head coach of the Buckeyes.

May, 47, has been with the Owls for six seasons and has compiled a 121-66 record with a Final Four appearance in 2023. In an article on ESPN earlier this week, May was mentioned as West Virginia’s “top target.”

“Wren Baker has essentially been running a search since this summer after Bob Huggins was forced to resign,” according to the article. “Dusty May has long been perceived to be Baker’s top target, though he could have better opportunities this Spring, or opt to stay in Boca Raton.”

Well, it appears that Ohio State could ultimately be May’s landing spot.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are in “early” talks with Florida Atlantic coach Dusty May for its men’s basketball head coaching job following Chris Holtmann’s firing, according to Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch.

Florida Atlantic is  currently 20-6 overall this season and 10-3 in the AAC, and May is widely considered one of the best young coaches in the nation. If West Virginia has a chance of making him the next coach of the Mountaineers, they will need to act fast before another top program snatches him up.