Geno Ford

Geno Ford (born October 11, 1974)

Current position: Head basketball coach
Current team: Stony Brook Seawolves
Current conference: Coastal Athletic Association (CAA)
Shawnee State record: 22–10 (.688)
Muskingum record: 29–22 (.569)
Kent State record: 68-37 (.648)
Bradley record: 46-86 (.348)
Stony Brook record: 78-78 (.500)
Overall record^: 243-233 (.511)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Stony Brook
2016-2019 Stony Brook (asst)
2011-2015 Bradley
2008-2011 Kent State
2007-2008 Kent State (asst)
2005-2007 Muskingum
2002-2005 Kent State (asst)
2001-2002 Shawnee State
1999-2001 Ohio (asst)
1998-1999 Ohio (grad. asst)

Geno Ford Facts

  • Gene A. Ford
  • Born October 11, 1974
  • Hometown: Cambridge, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Ohio University (BA, 1997)
  • Named Mr. Basketball Ohio in 1993 and went on to play collegiately at Ohio University for head coach Larry Hunter
    • Inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2023 for his playing and coaching achievements
  • Started coaching in 1998 as a GA for Hunter at Ohio and was promoted the following year
  • Spent one year as the head coach at NAIA Shawnee State in Portsmouth, OH, finishing 22-10 overall
  • Also spent two seasons as head coach at Division III Muskingum University in New Concord, OH, going 29-22 during that time
  • For three seasons before and one season after Muskingum, Ford was an assistant to Jim Christian at Kent State
    • Ford took over as head coach in 2008, winning 68 games and going to three postseason tournaments (2 NIT, 1 CIT) during his three-year tenure
  • Left Kent State for Bradley in 2011, where he went 46-86 in four years as the Braves’ head coach
  • After a year working for ESPN, Ford was hired as an assistant coach by his former Ohio U teammate Jeff Boals at Stony Brook
    • Took over as the Seawolves’ interim head coach for the 2019 CBI after Boals took the Ohio head coaching job
    • Later in March 2019, Ford was hired to stay on as head coach at Stony Brook
    • In January 2024, Stony Brook signed Ford to a new contract extension through 2025-26 season
  • Along with his wife, Traci, has two sons and one daughter

Geno Ford Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division III and NAIA levels