Bob Boldon

Robert John Boldon (born May 1, 1975)[1] is the current head women's basketball coach at Ohio University. He was announced as Ohio's head coach on March 28, 2013.[2] Boldon led Youngstown State University to its biggest win increase ever under a first-year head coach in the 2010–11 campaign. Overall, the Penguins went 6–24 for the campaign for a six-win improvement from the previous year.[3] In 2010, he led the Penguins their first victory in nearly two years.

Bob Boldon
Boldon in 2013
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOhio
ConferenceMAC
Record136–67 (.670)
Biographical details
Born (1975-05-01) May 1, 1975
Louisville, Ohio
Playing career
1993–1997Walsh
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998Walsh (assistant)
1998–1999Wilmington (assistant)
1999–2001IPFW (assistant)
2001–2002Gannon (assistant)
2002–2004Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (assistant)
2004–2006Arkansas-Monticello
2006–2008Akron (assistant)
2008–2009Lambuth
2009–2010Florida Gulf Coast (assistant)
2010–2013Youngstown State
2013–presentOhio
Head coaching record
Overall234–155 (.602)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAC Tournament championship (2015)
Awards
MAC Coach of the Year (2015)
Horizon League Coach of the Year (2013)

He began his head coaching career at University of Arkansas at Monticello in the 2004–05 season and also served as the head coach of the women's basketball team at Lambuth University in 2008–09. Boldon also served as an assistant coach at Walsh, Wilmington, IPFW, Gannon, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Akron, and Florida Gulf Coast University.[4]

Playing career

Boldon started at point guard for four years and led Walsh to the NAIA Final Four in 1995–96. As a freshman, Boldon averaged 8.2 points and accumulated 163 assists. Over the next three years, Boldon was named First Team All-Mid-Ohio Conference each season, accumulating 204 assists and an average of 12.7 points as a sophomore, 222 assists and an average of 14.5 points as a junior, and 186 assists and an average of 14.3 points as a senior. During his junior season, Boldon led his team to the Mid-Ohio Conference championship and was named the MOC Player of the Year, first team NAIA All-American, and Mr. Hustle at the NAIA National Tournament. He was named NAIA Second Team All-American following his senior season. He is still Walsh's career assist leader with 775 and is fourth in career points with 1,694.[5]

Education and personal life

Boldon, a native of Louisville, Ohio, graduated from Walsh University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He earned his master's degree in liberal studies from Indiana in 2003. Boldon is happily married to wife, Rebecca. He has four sons: Tyler, Andrew and twins, Luke and Zach.[6]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms (Gulf South Conference) (2004–2006)
2004–05 Arkansas-Monticello 15–148–8T–3rd
2005–06 Arkansas-Monticello 15–139–7T–3rd
Arkansas-Monticello: 30–27 (.526)17–15 (.531)
Lambuth Eagles (Independent) (2008–2009)
2008–09 Lambuth 29–7
Lambuth: 29–7 (.806)
Youngstown State Penguins (Horizon League) (2010–2013)
2010–11 Youngstown State 6–244–14T-9th
2011–12 Youngstown State 10–204–1410th
2012–13 Youngstown State 23–1011–52ndWNIT Second Round
Youngstown State: 39–54 (.419)19–33 (.365)
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Ohio 9–214–14T-4th (East)
2014–15 Ohio 27–516–21st (East)NCAA First Round
2015–16 Ohio 26-716-21st (East)WNIT Third Round
2016–17 Ohio 22-1012-62nd (East)WNIT First Round
2017–18 Ohio 16-159-93rd East
2018–19 Ohio 30-614-41st EastWNIT Quarterfinals
2019-20 Ohio 6-3
Ohio: 136–67 (.670)66–35 (.653)
Total:234–155 (.602)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  2. "Bob Boldon". Ohio University. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. Bob Bolden - Profile, Youngstown State Athletics Department, Retrieved 2011-Aug-9
  4. Bob Boldon - FGCU Athletics Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-Aug-9
  5. Bob Boldon - Walsh Basketball Hall of Fame Profile Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-Aug-9
  6. Head Coach Bob Boldon, retrieved 2011-Aug-9
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