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Ethan Faulkner promoted to head coach at Youngstown State

Ethan Faulkner promoted to head coach at Youngstown State after five seasons on staff. He replaces Jerrod Calhoun, who left last week to be the head coach at Utah State.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Ethan’s caliber step into this role and lead our program,” AD Ron Strollo said. “It was important for us to make this decisive decision to assure our current players, portal transfers, high school recruits, and supporters that the program will continue to succeed. Ethan has earned the trust of our student-athletes along with our recruits, and he worked hand-in-hand with Coach Calhoun to create and maintain a winning culture.”

The Penguins are coming off two-straight 20-win seasons for the first time in program history, with Faulkner serving as associate head coach. He is a Kentucky-native who played at Northern Kentucky and also started his coaching career there in 2014.

“I’m honored to be the next head coach at Youngstown State,” Faulkner said. “I want to thank athletic director Ron Strollo, YSU President Bill Johnson, and our Board of Trustees for their support and confidence in me. I also want to thank Jerrod Calhoun for everything he has done for me personally and our basketball program. YSU basketball has never stood on firmer ground. Our staff and I will work tirelessly to ensure our positive momentum continues with the ultimate goal of reaching the NCAA Tournament.”


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