Dickerson joins Buckeyes staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State has appointed former Tulane head coach Dave Dickerson as an assistant coach on its men's basketball staff.

Head coach Thad Matta said Monday the appointment begins immediately.

The 43-year-old Dickerson replaces Alan Major, who took the head coaching job at Charlotte.

Dickerson resigned from Tulane in March after an 8-22 season. He had a 68-84 record -- 31-47 in Conference USA -- and failed to reach a postseason tournament.

Dickerson spent nine years as an assistant and one season as associate head at Maryland, his alma mater. He was also an assistant at Gardner Webb, James Madison and Radford.