Dawn Staley (Randy Sartin - USA TODAY Sports Images)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Ohio State University apparently intends to talk to USC women's basketball coach Dawn Staley about their vacant head coaching position.
USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner confirmed to News19 Friday night that Ohio State had contacted him to get permission to approach Staley, and he granted it. Tanner, though, says fans can "rest assured" that he will do everything possible to keep Staley in Columbia.
Staley just completed her fifth season at Carolina, where she led the team to the second round of the NCAA women's tournament. Last season, the team made the Sweet Sixteen.
Ohio State fired their coach, Jim Foster, 10 days ago after the team failed to make the tournament.