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
|15/1||John 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)|
|18/1||Mark 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.|
|20/1||Dennis Gates||Head Coach - Cleveland State||Has turned Cleveland State around in just two years - won back-to-back Horizon League COY awards.|
|20/1||John Thompson III||Former Head Coach - Georgetown + Princeton||346-193 (.642) in 17 seasons as a D1 head coach. 2013 Big East COY.|
|22/1||Keith Dambrot||Head Coach - Duquesne||63-46 (.578) in 4 seasons at Duquesne + 305-139 (.687) in 13 seasons at Akron. Was Lebron James coach in HS.|
|25/1||James Jones||Head Coach - Yale University||333-280 (.543) in 21 seasons at Yale. 5x Ivy League regular season championships - 3X COY.|
|26/1||Steve Donahue||Head Coach - Penn||Pennsylvania native who is 287-228 (.557) in 19 seasons as a D1 HC (Penn, BC, Cornell).|
|28/1||Phil Martelli||Associate Head Coach - Michgan||Spent 24 years as the head coach at St. Joe's - 444-328 (.575). AP national COY in 2004. 4X A10 COY.|
|30/1||Mike Rhoades||Head Coach - VCU||Son 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|
|30/1||Ryan Odom||Head Coach - UMBC||2017-18 AE Champs. Led UMBC to first-ever #16 vs #1 NCAA tournament upset vs Virginia. 2020-21 AE COY.|
|32/1||Chris Mooney||Head Coach - Richmond||Philly native who is in 287-228 (.557) 16-seasons at Richmond. The Princeton grad also spent one season as the HC at Air Force.|
|38/1||Andy Toole||Head Coach - Robert Morris||Odds should be better, but struggled this season (4-15). 192-169 (.532) in 11-seasons at RMU.|
|42/1||Jim Ferry||Interim Head Coach - Penn State||Led PSU to an 8-13 (5-12) record this season. Former head coach at LIU (2002-12) + Duquesne (2012-17)|
|100/1||Joe Crispin||Head Coach - Rowan University||Penn 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.