David Egelhoff is in his 12th season as the director of basketball operations with the Buckeyes. He directs the day-to-day operations of the program and acts as the main liaison between the team and other areas in the athletics department and university. He oversees team budget, travel, scheduling and program advancement. Prior to his current role, he spent three years as the program’s video coordinator assisting in self- and opponent-video analysis.
Recent projects he has worked on include enhancing the game day experience for fans through promotions and use of technology. In addition, during the Fall of 2006, he presented a plan to Ohio State’s Athletics Administration detailing the need for facility additions for the men’s and women’s basketball programs. That plan has resulted in a new practice facility attached to the Schottenstein Center. The project, completed in the summer of 2013, includes renovated locker rooms, women’s gym and athletic training room along with a new weight room and men’s practice gym.
Egelhoff spent the 2002-03 season working in basketball operations for the Orlando Magic. There he assisted in preparing video edits for the coaches and team, evaluated collegiate talent and assisted in draft war room procedures. He also has been selected as a member of the support staff for various USA Basketball teams and events including the 2002 Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 2002 Junior World Championship Qualifying Team in Miami, Fla., and the 2005 World Championship Qualifying Team in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Egelhoff spent five seasons (1998-2002) as a student manager at Ohio State, serving as the head manager his senior year. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the Fisher College of Business in 2001. He received a master’s degree in sport management from Ohio State in 2005. He and his wife, Kelsey, a three-time Ohio State graduate with a Ph.D. in speech and hearing science, reside in Clintonville. The couple have two daughters, Elizabeth and Katelyn.