Thursday, February 2, 2012

Idaho State With Thorough Coaching Search

Another name has emerged in Idaho State's search for a permanent head coach - Kent State assistant head coach Bobby Steinburg.

A Kent State source confirmed that KSU assistant men’s basketball coach Bobby Steinburg has been contacted by Idaho State regarding its head coaching vacancy.

Joe O’Brien resigned as the coach of the Bengals in December after a 2-8 start. They are now 7-14 and in fourth place in Big Sky Conference.

Steinburg is known as a talented recruiter, landing players like current MAC East Player of the Week Chris Evans during his four seasons in Kent. He also has head coaching experience, leading Motlow Community College in Tennessee to a 28-5 mark and a No. 15 ranking in 2007-08, the second of his two seasons at the school.

In December, Steinburg was ranked No. 6 on a Basketball Times list of the “Best Future NCAA Division I Head Coaches” among former junior college head coaches. It might be long before he gets that first chance to run a Division I program.

Steinburg was on the recruiting trail for KSU and could not be reached for comment on Monday.
Based on what the Bengals have been doing, it seems like Deane Martin should have the interim tag removed from his title. Still, doing extra research to make sure you get the best guy for the job is always a good thing, so it is nice to see ISU taking time to find the best candidates possible.

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