Dave Richardson didn’t have to go far to find a new job. The former Ohio State men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach has been hired to the same position for the university’s men’s lacrosse team, the program announced today.

“Coach Richardson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program,” coach Nick Myers said in a statement. “He is an incredible leader and builder of young men. We look for him to make an immediate impact as we prepare for the 2018 season and beyond.”

The men’s lacrosse team finished the 2017 season as national runners-up. Richardson spent the last 12 seasons working for coach Thad Matta and the men’s basketball team, but he was relieved of his duties after Chris Holtmann was named Matta’s replacement in early June. Holtmann has since hired Quadrian Banks for the role.

“I have known Coach Myers for a number of years and have a ton of respect for how he runs the program and the passion he has for building and teaching men,” Richardson said. “I am excited to get going with this team and have high expectations for what we can achieve.”

Jesse Padgett held the title last season for the men’s lacrosse team and is expected to be assistant strength and conditioning coach for the program this year with Richardson serving as the head man.