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Hiring of new Ohio State assistant coach a pre-cursor to signing his daughter?

Mark Mitchell is the final assistant coach to be added to Kevin McGuff’s staff at Ohio State is Mark Mitchell. Mitchell has coached only high school, but he is the father of class of 2014 fourth-ranked recruit Kelsey Mitchell:

Kelsey Mitchell is ranked No. 4 nationally by the ESPN HoopGurlz website and the Philadelphia-based Blue Star Report for the 2014 recruiting class. She and her twin sister, Chelsea, will be high-school seniors in the fall and are on record as saying they want to attend college together.

Neither has issued an oral commitment.

It’ll be interesting to see if either of Mark Mitchell’s daughters end up being Buckeyes.

This kind of thing has been happening on the men’s side of the game for quite some time. A basketball-knowledgeable friend dug up some info for me:

In 1983, two days before Danny Manning signed with Kansas, Larry Brown hired Danny’s truck-driving dad as an assistant.

John Calipari hired Milt Wagner in 2001, allegedly to sign Dajuan Wagner at Memphis.

In 2005, Bill Self hired Ronnie Chalmers on staff the same year his son Mario Chalmers was signed. He resigned in 2008 year to pursue “other interests,” which was the same year Mario began playing in the NBA.

Texas Tech, Texas A&M and LSU allegedly offered John Reese a coaching position in 2012. His son Mychal Reese was a top recruit that year. Dad is now assistant coach at Texas A&M, where Mychal Reese signed to play.

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