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Jason  Kemp

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Assistant Coach

Wisconsin-La Crosse '04


Saul Phillips Announces Coaching Staff Additions

The staff includes assistant coaches Will Ryan, Jason Kemp and Aaron Fuss, and director of basketball operations Jared Swanson

Jason Kemp enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Ohio men's basketball program under second-year head coach Saul Phillips in 2015-16.

No stranger to the Mid-American Conference, Kemp came to Athens after a memorable one-year stint under head coach Tod Kowalcyzk at Toledo. During the 2013-14 campaign, the Rockets posted a program-record 27 victories and earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament for the eighth time in school history. Toledo earned a share of the MAC regular season title and opened the season 12-0 for the first time since the 1966-67 season.

Prior to his stint at Toledo, Kemp spent eight seasons on the basketball staff at North Dakota State, first as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons (2005-07) under current Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and for six years (2007-13) as an assistant Phillips.

During his time as an NDSU assistant coach, the Bison posted a 108-77 (.584) overall and 63-43 (.594) Summit League record and advanced to post-season play on three occasions -- including the 2009 NCAA Championship and 2012 and '13 College Basketball Invitational. He also aided in the Bison's transition from NCAA Division II to Division I classification and helped NDSU to an NCAA Championship appearance in its first year of eligibility for postseason play in 2009.

A Madison, Wis., native, Kemp was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He served as a team captain his senior year before joining his former head coach Stu Engen as an assistant coach at Minnesota State Moorhead for the 2004-05 campaign.

Kemp earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2004 and completed a master's degree in sport and recreation management at North Dakota State in December 2006.

Kemp and his wife, Michelyn, reside in Athens with their daughter, Violet.