Mike Schrage (pronounced “SHRAWG-ee”) begins his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio State after joining the Buckeyes in June 2017. Schrage came to Ohio State after one season as an assistant on Chris Holtmann’s staff at Butler in 2016-17.
In year one at Ohio State, Schrage helped the Buckeyes exceed all expectations. The Buckeyes qualified for the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Second Round. Ohio State finished the season with a 25-9 overall record. The Buckeyes recorded a 15-3 Big Ten Conference regular-season record to help the Buckeyes to a second-place finish in the league standings.
Schrage possesses 19 seasons of coaching experience, including time spent at Stanford and Duke.
In 2016-17, Schrage helped the Butler Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011 while posting a second-place finish in the BIG EAST and a 25-9 overall record.
Prior to his stint at Butler, Schrage assisted under head coach Johnny Dawkins for eight seasons at Stanford. The Cardinal signed 16 players ranked in the Top 100 nationally in his time as recruiting coordinator. Four Stanford players were selected in the NBA Draft after their collegiate careers in Schrage’s time in Palo Alto and five played in the NBA.
Schrage also mentored Chasson Randle, Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2011, to first team Academic All-America honors as he became Stanford’s all-time leading scorer. In Schrage’s eight seasons, the Cardinal appeared in the postseason five times, including an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2014, and won at least 20 games on four occasions.
Schrage also spent time at Duke University, serving as the Blue Devils’ director of basketball operations from 2002-08 and the program’s academic and recruiting coordinator from 1999-02. In his time in Durham, Schrage was a part of Duke’s 2001 national championship team and a pair of NCAA Final Four squads.
Schrage graduated from Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1998, serving as a four-year student manager under Bob Knight from 1994-98. After graduation, Schrage worked as an administrative assistant under head coach Rod Barnes in 1998-99. In addition, he worked with the United States Olympic Team as a member of its support staff in 1996 and spent time as video coordinator for the USA Basketball Senior National Team at the 2006 World Championship games in Japan and the 2007 Tournament of America in Las Vegas.
Schrage and his wife, Amanda, have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Sophia.
2017 – Ohio State, Assistant Coach
2016-17 – Butler University, Assistant Coach
2008-16 – Stanford University, Assistant Coach
2002-08 – Duke University, Director of Basketball Operations
1999-2002 – Duke University, Academic and Recruiting Coordinator
1998-99 – University of Mississippi, Administrative Assistant
1994-98 – Indiana University, Student Manager
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