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List of Candidates to Replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Head Coach

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List of Candidates to Replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Head Coach! Who are the Top Candidates to Replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Bobcats Head Coach in 2019?


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List of Candidates to Replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Head Coach

Full Story on Saul Phillips Being Fired as Ohio Bobcats Head Coach

With Saul Phillips gone, now is the time for the Ohio Bobcats to make a list of top candidates. In fact, the recognizable applicants could be qualified to become the team’s new head coach for the 2019 Season. Ohio will part ways with Phillips after five seasons and a 81-77 overall record (40-50 in the Mid-American Conference). At the time of the firing in 2019, the Ohio Bobcats were 14-17 overall and 6-12 in the conference. The program has not been to the Men’s NCAA Tournament since its run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2012. Saul Phillips led the team to the 2016 College Basketball Invitation and two 20+ win seasons (2015-2016 and 2016-2017).

Other Head Coaching Carousels in 2019

Phillips became the third men’s basketball head coach to lose his job in 2019. Mercer fired Bob Hoffman as head coach after eleven seasons while William & Mary parted ways with Tony Shaver. Now, many Bobcats fans might be wondering: Who is the leading candidate to replace Saul Phillips in 2019? The top candidates listed in this article have prior head coaching experience. In addition, those candidates have been on the coaching staff for at least three schools. For the list of top candidates to replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Head Coach, please refer to the information below!

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Possible Candidates to Replace Saul Phillips at Ohio

Internal Candidates

Will Ryan-Ohio

  • North Dakota St. Assistant (2007-2014)
  • Ohio Bobcats Assistant (2014-Present)

Top Head Coach Candidates for Ohio Bobcats to Consider Interviewing (Subject to Change)

Pat Kelsey-Winthrop

  • Wake Forest Assistant (2004-2009)
  • Xavier Assistant (2009-2012)
  • Winthrop HC (2012-Present)

Earl Grant-College of Charleston

  • Wichita St. Assitant (2007-2010)
  • Clemson Assistant (2010-2014)
  • College of Charleston HC (2014-Present)

Ryan Pedon-Ohio State

  • Toledo Assistant (2010-2013)
  • Illinois Assistant (2013-2015)
  • Butler Assistant (2015-2017)
  • Ohio St. Assistant (2017-Present)

Leading Candidate to Replace Saul Phillips as Ohio Head Coach in 2019 (Subject to Change)

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Jeff Boals-Stony Brook

  • Ohio Assistant (1995-1996)
  • Akron Assistant (2006-2009)
  • Ohio St. Assistant (2009-2016)
  • Stony Brook HC (2016-Present)

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