The staff includes assistant coaches Will Ryan, Jason Kemp and Aaron Fuss, and director of basketball operations Jared Swanson
No stranger to the Mid-American Conference, Jason Kemp enters his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio University.
Kemp comes 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 NIT 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 under Saul 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 (2009 NCAA, 2012 CBI, 2013 CBI). He also aided in the Bison's transition from NCAA Division II to Division I classification and helped NDSU to an NCAA Tournament appearance in its first year of eligibility for post-season play.
Madison, Wis., native, Kemp was a four-year letter winner 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.