Robert John Boldon (born May 1, 1975) is the current head women's basketball coach at Ohio University. He was announced as Ohio's head coach on March 28, 2013. 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. In 2010, he led the Penguins their first victory in nearly two years.
Boldon in 2013
|Born||May 1, 1975|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2002–2004||Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (assistant)|
|2009–2010||Florida Gulf Coast (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MAC Tournament championship (2015)|
|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.
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.
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.
Head coaching record
|Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms (Gulf South Conference) (2004–2006)|
|Arkansas-Monticello:||30–27 (.526)||17–15 (.531)|
|Lambuth Eagles (Independent) (2008–2009)|
|Youngstown State Penguins (Horizon League) (2010–2013)|
|2012–13||Youngstown State||23–10||11–5||2nd||WNIT Second Round|
|Youngstown State:||39–54 (.419)||19–33 (.365)|
|Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (2013–present)|
|2014–15||Ohio||27–5||16–2||1st (East)||NCAA First Round|
|2015–16||Ohio||26-7||16-2||1st (East)||WNIT Third Round|
|2016–17||Ohio||22-10||12-6||2nd (East)||WNIT First Round|
|2018–19||Ohio||30-6||14-4||1st East||WNIT Quarterfinals|
|Ohio:||136–67 (.670)||66–35 (.653)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
- "Bob Boldon". Ohio University. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- Bob Bolden - Profile, Youngstown State Athletics Department, Retrieved 2011-Aug-9
- Bob Boldon - FGCU Athletics Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-Aug-9
- Bob Boldon - Walsh Basketball Hall of Fame Profile Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-Aug-9
- Head Coach Bob Boldon, retrieved 2011-Aug-9