According to the Record Courier, men's basketball coach Geno Ford and the Kent State athletic department have worked out a contract extension to keep him in Kent through the 2014-15 season at an annual salary of $300,000 a year.
On Tuesday, Marshall University called to ask for permission to speak with Ford about their vacant head coach post. It looks like that accelerated the process for Ford at Kent State.
"This two-year extension puts the present and future of the Kent State men’s basketball program in the capable hands of Head Coach Geno Ford,” said AD Laing Kennedy. “This decision was made with the full support of University President Lester Lefton and in consultation with Joel Nielsen. We could not be more pleased to keep Geno in the Kent State family.”
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to work for such an outstanding University and for the consistent support our program receives from President Lefton, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Nielsen,” said Ford. “Both my staff and I look forward to a long run of continued success.”