Ohio State’s Basketball Coach Thad Matta Quoted The Grateful Dead Right After Getting Fired
On Monday, Ohio State announced that Thad Matta would be stepping down from his long-time gig as the school’s men’s hoops coach. Despite being fired, his 13-year resume in Columbus is nothing short of impressive: 337-123 and two trips to the Final Four, in 2007 and 2012 respectively.
He went out in full ’70s Show fashion, quoting The Grateful Dead’s “Truckin'” like a heady high school senior yearbook quote. Just proof that a head’s a head, no matter what crossroads they happen to be at in life:
“This has probably been the greatest 13 years of my life… If you wanted an exact thought of where my emotions are, there’s a great song that says, ‘Sometimes the light shines brightly on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it’s occurred to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.”
It’s not goodbye, Thad. It’s see you later.