The administration at Kent State should not look far to find the replacement for Geno Ford. As I said yesterday, interim head coach Rob Senderoff appears to be the leader here. He has been at KSU for the past 6 seasons (3 with Ford, 3 with Jim Christian). If he does not get the job, other names that have been mentioned are:
Jeff Boals – Assistant Coach Ohio State. See my Dayton blog for more info.
Mike Helfer – Head Coach Valdosta State. He’s an Ohio native and former Kent State assistant (1991-1995). Earned his Master’s from KSU.
Eric Haut – Assistant Coach TCU. Was an assistant to Jim Christian at Kent State (followed him to TCU). Played at KSU and was a member of the 2001-2002 Elite Eight team.
Pat Kelsey – Assistant Coach Xavier. An Ohio native. Also worked as an assistant at Wake Forest.
I have heard that the higher-ups at KSU want this search done quickly.