Jake Ness is currently in his first season as Director of Operations at Ohio after being named to the position in March of 2019.
Ness served as the Director of Basketball Operations at Stony Brook under Jeff Boals. Ness handled travel logistics, video breakdown, video exchange, and insured NCAA compliance for the team. Ness also served as the academic liaison for the team, and as the head coordinator for all summer camps. Stony Brook finished second in the America East with a 24-9 overall record and helped Stony Brook to its most successful year in the Division I era. While at Stony Brook, Ness helped the Seawolves to a postseason appearance in the 2019 College Basketball Invitational (CBI).
Ness spent one year with the Mavericks, assisting the coaching staff in practice and with player workouts, participating in scout team drills for gameday preparation. He also helped with scouting, film breakdown and strength and conditioning.
Prior to his time in Dallas, Ness served as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach at Hargrave Military Academy with the post-graduate team. Ness helped guide the Tigers to a National Prep Championship in 2016 and a Final Four appearance in 2017, putting together an 89-3 record over his two seasons on staff at Hargrave.
Ness played two years of post-grad basketball at Hargrave before spending three seasons at Boise State. The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, native was a member of the Broncos' 2013 and 2015 NCAA Tournament teams, also earning multiple NABC Honors Court and Mountain West Conference academic awards. He graduated with a degree in psychology from Boise State in 2015 and earned his Masters in athletic administration from Washington State in 2017. Ness was inducted into the post-grad Hall of Fame in 2015.