Jeff Boals

Jeff Boals (born September 5, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Ohio Bobcats
Current conference: Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Stony Brook record: 55-41 (.573)
Ohio record: 59-33 (.641)
Overall record: 114-75 (.603)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2017, 2022)
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • MAC Tournament Champion1  (2021)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Ohio
2016-2019 Stony Brook
2009-2016 Ohio State (asst)
2006-2009 Akron (asst)
2004-2006 Robert Morris (asst)
2003-2004 Charleston (WV) (assoc. HC)
1999-2003 Marshall (asst)
1996-1999 Charleston (WV) (asst)
1995-1996 Ohio (asst)

Jeff Boals Facts

  • Jeff Boals
  • Born September 5, 1972
  • Hometown: Magnolia, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Ohio University (BS, 1995)
  • Played for four seasons, two as captain, at Ohio under head coach Larry Hunter
  • Has worked as an assistant under Hunter, Greg White, Mark Schmidt, Keith Dambrot and Thad Matta
  • Hired in 2016 to be the head coach at Stony Brook, the program’s third head coach since making the jump to Division I
    • Led the Seawolves to the 2017 CBI in his first season at the helm
    • Through three seasons at Stony Brook, Boals has an overall record of 55-41
  • Left Stony Brook in March 2019 to return to his alma mater, Ohio
    • Went 17-15 (8-10 MAC) in his first season with the Bobcats
    • The 2020-21 Bobcats squad, led by Jason Preston, won the MAC Tournament to earn an automatic NCAA bid
    • Won 25 games during the 2021-22 season, tied for 2nd-most in a season in program history
  • Along with his wife, Katie, has one daughter and one son

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