Penn State Men’s Basketball Coaching Search Odds

Penn State still has a week left to go in their season, but the search is already underway. Biggest question here is whether or not Penn State will pony up and pay a competitive Big Ten salary.

Here are the very early opening odds on a large group. These will be updated (and names added) as the search progresses.

Penn State Men's Basketball Coaching Search Odds

OddsNameCurrent JobNotes
15/1John Becker Head Coach - University of Vermont 229-95 (.707) in 10 seasons at UVM. America East Coach of the Year (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
18/1Mark Schmidt Head Coach - St. Bonaventure 241-183 (.568) in 14 seasons at St. Bonaventure. 2016 A-10 COY. Also spent six seasons as the head coach at Robert Morris.
20/1Dennis GatesHead Coach - Cleveland StateHas turned Cleveland State around in just two years - won back-to-back Horizon League COY awards.
20/1John Thompson IIIFormer Head Coach - Georgetown + Princeton346-193 (.642) in 17 seasons as a D1 head coach. 2013 Big East COY.
22/1Keith DambrotHead Coach - Duquesne63-46 (.578) in 4 seasons at Duquesne + 305-139 (.687) in 13 seasons at Akron. Was Lebron James coach in HS.
25/1James JonesHead Coach - Yale University333-280 (.543) in 21 seasons at Yale. 5x Ivy League regular season championships - 3X COY.
26/1Steve DonahueHead Coach - PennPennsylvania native who is 287-228 (.557) in 19 seasons as a D1 HC (Penn, BC, Cornell).
28/1Phil MartelliAssociate Head Coach - MichganSpent 24 years as the head coach at St. Joe's - 444-328 (.575). AP national COY in 2004. 4X A10 COY.
30/1Mike RhoadesHead Coach - VCUSon of former Pennsylvania State Senator James Rhoades. 78-41 (.655) in 4 seasons at VCU. 322-169 (.656) overall with stops at Rice + D3 Randolph-Macon
30/1Ryan OdomHead Coach - UMBC2017-18 AE Champs. Led UMBC to first-ever #16 vs #1 NCAA tournament upset vs Virginia. 2020-21 AE COY.
32/1Chris MooneyHead Coach - RichmondPhilly native who is in 287-228 (.557) 16-seasons at Richmond. The Princeton grad also spent one season as the HC at Air Force.
38/1Andy TooleHead Coach - Robert MorrisOdds should be better, but struggled this season (4-15). 192-169 (.532) in 11-seasons at RMU.
42/1Jim FerryInterim Head Coach - Penn StateLed PSU to an 8-13 (5-12) record this season. Former head coach at LIU (2002-12) + Duquesne (2012-17)
100/1Joe CrispinHead Coach - Rowan UniversityPenn State's third leading all-time scorer with 1,986 points. Played in the NBA after graduation. 67-42 (.615) in 4 seasons at D3 Rowan.

Odds on the search at Boston College can be found HERE.

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