Todd Adrian, 41, comes to Otterbein from Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he served as head men’s basketball coach since 2006. He guided the Eagles to a 97-65 record, including a Northern Athletic Conference (NAC) title and an NCAA Division III tournament bid this past season. Edgewood finished the year at 23-7, third-most wins in school history, and recorded the program’s first-ever win in the NCAA tournament.
“The athletic tradition at Otterbein, the men’s basketball program, and the strength of the Ohio Athletic Conference are what attracted me to this position at first,” Adrian said. “Once I arrived on campus I knew right away it wasn’t just the incredible facilities and location, but also the wonderful people that make this opportunity a special one for me, my family and our student athletes.
“Our staff and players will quickly establish a vision for the future and will work tirelessly to uphold the tradition that is Cardinal basketball,” Adrian continued.
Adrian brings 13 years of intercollegiate basketball coaching experience to his new position. He served as an associate head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Platteville, WI, from 2003 to 2006 and Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, from 1999 to 2003.
“We have achieved great success in the past by doing things the right way,” Adrian said. “Our players will be leaders in the classroom, on campus and in the Westerville community that has supported them for so many years.”
A native of Wichita, KS, Adrian received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas in 1995 and is in the process of finishing up a master of education degree he started at Lakeland.
Adrian and his wife, Jennie, have 4-year-old twins, daughter, Payton, and son, Tyson.