Ohio State assistant coach Alan Major has accepted an offer Friday to become the new head men's basketball coach with the Charlotte 49ers, two sources confirmed to the Observer.
Major visited the 49ers campus on Thursday as a candidate for the 49ers' coaching vacancy - the only candidate who met with the remaining men's basketball staff during the search process.
Major, 41, just completed his sixth season with the Buckeyes under head coach Thad Matta and he spent three seasons as an assistant under Matta at Xavier before that. Major also spent five seasons at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.
A native of Indianapolis, Major has also served as an assistant coach at Pacific, Southern Illinois and California Lutheran University (Division III) since graduating from Purdue in 1992.
Major attended Manual High School in Indianapolis. From there he went to Purdue and served as a manager for Gene Keady’s Boilermakers. He graduated from Purdue in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He added a master’s in education with an emphasis on physical education from Cal Lutheran in 1995.
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