Found May 07, 2013 on Fox Sports:
After eight years in Ames, Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger felt it was time for a new challenge. Otzelberger is hoping his next move will be the last one before becoming a head coach. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar announced Tuesday that he had hired Otzelberger as an assistant, calling him a ''tenacious recruiter.'' Otzelberger told The Associated Press that Romar convinced him a move to Seattle would help him earn a head coaching job someday. Romar ''really said `I look at you as somebody that's on the brink of taking that next step,''' Otzelberger said. Otzelberger's departure is the biggest blow that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg's staff has suffered in his three seasons in Ames. The 36-year-old Otzelberger had been with Iowa State since 2006, arriving with former head coach Greg McDermott. Otzelberger was promoted to associate head coach in 2010 under Hoiberg, who at the time cited Otzelberger's presence as cr...
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