AMES, Iowa – T.J. Otzelberger will be retained by Steve Prohm as an assistant coach of the Iowa State men’s basketball team.
CBS Sports first reported the news, and Channel 13 can now confirm the hire of Otzelberger as a key assistant on Prohm's staff. Otzelberger was considered one of the top candidates to replace Fred Hoiberg prior to the more experienced Prohm officially being hired on June 8.
Hoiberg’s former pupil was an assistant at ISU from 2006-10 and the associate head coach from 2010-13, before leaving for Washington following the 2013 season. Otzelberger recently returned to the Cyclone program on April 1.
Otzelberger is best known for recruiting, bringing in players such as Craig Brackins, Diante Garrett, Will Clyburn, Melvin Ejim, Naz Long and Matt Thomas.
Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic has also already reported that Daniyal Robinson of Loyola (Chicago) will be added as another assistant coach. Robinson spent two seasons in Ames as an assistant to Greg McDermott from 2008-10.
With those two decisions being made, Hoiberg's assistant Cornell Mann will not be returning to the program next season.
Iowa State University will announce the changes to the coaching staff as early as Monday.