Buckeyes add former Duke star Greg Paulus to men’s basketball staff

By Michael Periatt

The Lantern, Ohio State U. via UWIRE

Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta announced Thursday that former Duke point guard Greg Paulus took a job in OSU’s basketball program as video coordinator.

Paulus, a Kensington, Va., native, was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils under coach Mike Krzyzewski from 2006–09, during which time the team compiled a 112-28 record. He graduated with a degree in political science.

Paulus, who was a highly-sought recruit in both basketball and football coming out of high school, enrolled at Syracuse to play quarterback for the 2009–10 season. He led the team to a 4-8 record and earned his master’s degree in communications.

For the past year, Paulus was an assistant coach for the Navy basketball team under head coach Billy Lange. When Lange left the program to become an assistant at Villanova, Paulus was left without a job.

Matta said the OSU basketball program is happy to bring Paulus aboard.

“We are excited to have Greg join our program,” Matta said in a press release Thursday. “I have known Greg dating back to when I recruited him out of high school. He brings a wealth of knowledge as a young man who has played basketball at the highest level, in addition to his year as a full-time Division I coach. He is a rising star in the coaching business.”

OSU is scheduled to play Duke as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 29 in Columbus.

Paulus did not immediately return requests for comment Thursday.

Read more here: http://www.thelantern.com/sports/buckeyes-add-greg-paulus-to-men-s-basketball-staff-1.2256692
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