Steve Snell
Steve Snell
Title: Assistant Coach

Snell enters his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio. 

Snell comes to Ohio after spending three seasons at the University of Denver. Snell helped with the continued development of Denver basketball in 2017-18, which saw the team post a 15-15 record that included winning eight of its final 11 games and winning its first Summit League Tournament game under Billups.

He assisted with a Pioneer team that ranked first in the Summit League in assists per game (15.1) and rebounding margin (plus-6.0) and second in 3-point percantage (40 percent). Both rebounding margin (24th) and 3-point percnetage (15th) ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA.

The second-year coach also played a big role in the continued development of Daniel Amigo and Joe Rosga. Both players were recognized for their stellar play, with Rosga being selected to the All-Sumiit League First Team and Amigo making the second team. 

Snell was a key part in the Pioneers success on the floor in 2016-17, which resulted in the team posting a 16-14 record and going 8-8 in Summit League play. The eight league wins were the most by the team since joining the league back in 2013.

He also assisted in the development of a high-paced offense that led to DU scoring 75.8 points per contest in 2016-17, the most by the team since going up to Division I back in 1998.

Snell was also instrumental in the development of Amigo and Joe. The duo posted personal-best numbers that season with Amigo earning All-Summit League Second Team and Rosga receiving honorable-mention honors.

The Radford native also helped spark Denver's outside shooting touch as the team finished 13th in the NCAA in 3-point percentage in 2016-17.

Snell spent two seasons as an associate head coach at Santa Clara (2014-16). A 29-year coaching veteran, Snell was also at Air Force (2007-14) for seven seasons, the final two years as associate head coach. Prior to Air Force, Snell spent two seasons (2005-07) as a member of the coaching staff at Louisiana-Monroe. He helped the Warhawks to the co-championship of the Sun Belt's West Division in 2006-07 with an 18-14 record, including a perfect 14-0 mark at home. Prior to coaching at ULM, Snell spent four seasons at Tulane University, where he served as an assistant coach. 

A native of Radford, Virginia, Snell served as an assistant at Marshall University for five seasons under head coach Greg White. In his time at Marshall, Snell helped the Herd to an 86-54 (.614) record.

Prior to his move to Marshall, Snell spent three years as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University. He served the 1992-93 campaign at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and also spent two years at Wingate College now known as Wingate University and one season at Radford University. 

Snell is married to his wife Ann and they have two sons, Jaden and Jordan. Snell enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and anything outdoors.