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Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:01:43 pm »
With Gary Waters resigning this week, both were mentioned in the Cleveland daily as a possible replacement: http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2017/03/cleveland_state_scribbles_thre.html

"6. I don't know if he'd be interested, but Jeff Boals should be contacted. A former Akron and Ohio State assistant, Boals just finished his first season as head coach of Stony Brook. He had an 18-13 overall record, 12-4 and second place finish in the America East Conference.

7. Boals has a base salary of $365,000 at Stony Brook. Waters was paid $475,000 this season. So it's possible Boals would be in the price range for CSU. It would be a matter of him leaving the Long Island school after one year.

8. An assistant at Stony Brook is a familiar name to local college fans -- Geno Ford. From 2008-11, Ford had a 68-37 record (35-13 in the MAC) at Kent State. His next stop was Bradley, where he had problems: 46-86. Ford played at Ohio and has lots of recruiting connections here."

Ford was among three candidates named here: http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20170308/david-s-glasier-cleveland-state-should-take-a-serious-look-at-jerrod-calhoun-to-replace-gary-waters-as-mens-basketball-coach
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 05:33:07 pm »
Very interesting  turn of events

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 06:35:39 pm »
I wouldn't take this too seriously- it says first line "I don't know if they'd be interested".

Geno Ford, maybe? But Coach Boals just started here- his family relocated to Long Island. He clearly seems to like being here. Mid-major coaches don't hop around.

I wouldn't worry about this at all.

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 07:39:38 pm »
I would think that Ford would be interested if it was offered to him. I'd be stunned if Boals cut out after a year.


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Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 09:34:34 pm »
Cleveland radio guy hints that Geno is being heavily considered: https://twitter.com/munchcleveland/status/840989576676179968

Could be reading the same stories we are; could actually be someone in the know.

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 04:14:46 pm »
I was thinking about this last night actually in the wake of VCU's coach leaving. If this is serious I would hope Heilbron looks to bump up Boals' salary. Honestly though, I don't think this has legs all that much. Leave a state flagship AAU school who is on the rise for Cleveland State? Cleveland State?! What are they academically? The 18th ranked public school in Ohio? No way would Boals leave for that unless they completely blow us out of the water on salary. Students want to study and compete at sbu, nobody wants to go to Cleveland St. unless they get rejected by Ohio St., Ohio, Miami, Cincinnati, Xavier, Dayton, Kent St., Bowling Green, Toledo, etc.....

I'm normally not one to throw stones, but nobody gives a **** about Cleveland State  ;D

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 07:32:48 pm »
Totally agree.. I don't think Boals came here with the aspiration to coach another mid-major again. He will follow Pikiell's footsteps. Establish his coaching and recruiting credentials at Stony Brook next few years and then find a HC job at a power conference (F5+BigEast). At worse he will take a A10 job, which is a high-mid conference. But I don't see him leaving in next few years until he is a hot commodity, and definitely not for another mid or low-mid major.

Unless of course he fails to find success here. And all the indications from this past season, do not indicate we are moving towards that direction.. hopefully :)
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 07:03:23 am »
IMO, the only way Boals would take a job like that now is if his family missed OH in terms of family, region, etc.  Also, hardly the bump in league status that a coach would be looking for after only 1 year under his belt.  If Boals succeeds at SBU his next 2 years, I would expect him to be gone then (maybe CAA or equivalent).
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:13 pm »
The Youngstown State job is open too. Again, I don't think either of these gigs is something Boals would go for, but perhaps Ford would. The coach at Fairmont State, which is in the Division II Elite Eight, seems highly likely to land one of the two based on what I've read.
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 01:19:33 pm »
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 03:52:09 pm »
the more time that goes by, and the crazier the sports world becomes, im rarely surprised by anything anymore...
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 10:20:49 pm »
I don't know about this writer's credibility, but Ford mentioned as a possibility for the Youngstown State job. http://www.tribtoday.com/sports/sport-columns/2017/03/interest-growing-in-ysus-opening/


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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 08:46:47 am »
Cleveland State chose Dennis Felton, a former HC at Western Kentucky at Georgia. The Dayton HC job opened up but I doubt Boals is on the short list with only one year under his belt.
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 08:54:07 pm »
Just to put a bow on this one, Youngstown State hired the Fairmont State guy, Jerrod Calhoun. So much ado about nothing.


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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford to Cleveland State?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 02:03:56 pm »
The Akron job is open after Keith Dambrot left for Duquesne. The first two names mentioned as a potential replacement at UA? You guessed it.

http://www.ohio.com/sports/zips/university-of-akron-basketball-search-to-replace-coach-keith-dambrot-begins-zips-players-consider-options-1.756726

It also could be alphabetical but they were nevertheless mentioned.
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