Kent State men's basketball head coach Geno Ford was named the 2010 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in a vote by the league's media association.
Ford led KSU to their fourth regular season title in school history and the number one seed in the upcoming conference tournament. During league play Kent State shot 51-percent and averaged 40 points in the second half, an increase of more than 10 percent and eight points per half.
It is the seventh time in history that a Kent State coach has won the award.
“This is an award that obviously a lot of people have had a hand in,” said Ford. “Rob Senderoff has done a tremendous job with our offense, Armon Gates and Bobby Steinburg were instrumental with our defense and Jaden Uken was outstanding with our daily preparation for practice and games. You have to credit our accomplishments this season to the players who performed at a high level and shared that one vision required for a team to be great.”
“We have great support from the University and Athletic Administration here at Kent State,” stated Ford. “Our success is made possible due to the commitment we receive from Director of Athletics Laing Kennedy and President Lester Lefton.”
Western Michigan's David Kool was named MAC Player of the Year. Kent State's Chris Singletary finished in second with Justin Greene finishing in third.