Bob Boldon is leaving the Youngstown State University women’s basketball program to take over at Ohio University.
Boldon informed his assistant coaches of the news Thursday. At least one member of his current staff plans to join him with the Bobcats.
He’s one of the hottest names in women’s college basketball… and for good reason. Boldon has found success at all of his head coaching stops and has a knack for rebuilding programs, and that’s exactly what Ohio University was looking for.
Boldon led the Penguins to a record of 23-10 this season, which was the first 20-win season in 13 years. That success earned him Horizon League “Coach of the Year” honors.
Boldon inherited a YSU team that went winless in the 2009-2010 season and developed the program into a consistent winner. In fact, only two teams in all of women’s college basketball saw better improvement than the Penguins under Boldon.
In three seasons with the Penguins, Boldon posted an overall record of 98-86.
Boldon said Ohio University is a place where he sees the same kind of opportunity to win. He said he also likes the challenge of getting it done in the Mid American Conference.
“This is a really good conference, getting to play against all the different teams in this conference. We were fortunate to play a couple MAC schools the last few years at Youngstown State, and you find out that it’s a talented conference, probably a little more physical than the conference I came from,” Boldon said after he was officially introduced as the new OU coach.[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/iframe?aspect_ratio=3x2&auto_start=0&pf_id=9626&rel=3&show_title=0&va_id=3998082&volume=8&windows=1 service=syndicaster width=425 height=330 type=iframe]