Ostrom named Assistant Basketball Coach at West Virginia

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Darian DeVries has announced the hiring of Tom Ostrom as an assistant coach.
Ostrom, who has more than 25 years of collegiate coaching experience, spent the last two seasons at Drake, where he helped the Bulldogs to 55 victories, two Missouri Valley Conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances under DeVries.
“We’re excited to have Tom join our coaching staff,” DeVries said. “He’s a high-level coach and recruiter who brings a great deal of experience with him. Tom was with us the last two years at Drake and is very familiar with our system and program.”
Prior to Drake, Ostrom spent four years as the associate head coach at Indiana (2017-21), helping the Hoosiers gather the No. 7-ranked recruiting class nationally in 2018 and the No. 13 class in 2020.
Ostrom spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Dayton from 2011-17 under Archie Miller, helping the Flyers to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2014.
Ostrom spent four seasons at Arkansas under John Pelphrey, helping the Razorbacks to the 2008 NCAA Tournament after starting his coaching career with seven years under Billy Donovan. At Florida, Ostrom was part of six NCAA Tournament appearances, including two NCAA Sweet 16s and the 2000 Florida team which made the national championship game.
Between Florida and Arkansas, Ostrom helped guide South Alabama to 24 wins and the Sun Belt title in 2005-06.
Ostrom earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management and human development from Minnesota.


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