Rob Senderoff

Rob Senderoff (born July 25, 1973)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Kent State Golden Flashes
Current conference: Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Kent State record: 264-164 (.617)
Overall record: 264-164 (.617)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2017, 2023)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT/TBC Appearances:  5  (2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2022)
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2015)
  • MAC Tournament Champion:  2  (2017, 2023)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Kent State
2008-2011 Kent State (assoc. HC)
2006-2008 Indiana (asst)
2002-2006 Kent State (asst)
2001-2002 Towson (asst)
1999-2001 Yale (asst)
1997-1999 Fordham (asst)
1995-1997 Miami (OH) (grad. asst)
1993-1995 Albany (student asst)

Rob Senderoff Facts

  • Robert Andrew Senderoff
  • Born July 25, 1973
  • Hometown: Spring Valley, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of Albany (BS, 1995) / Miami University (MS, 1997)
  • Raised in a Jewish household in Spring Valley, New York, a village about 22 miles north of New York City
  • Was a student assistant during his undergrad years at Albany for head coach Richard “Doc” Sauers
  • Served as a graduate assistant while getting his masters at Miami (OH) under head coaches Herb Sendek and Charlie Coles
  • Spent 14 years as an assistant, with stints working for Nick Macarchuk, James Jones, Michael Hunt, Jim Christian, Kelvin Sampson and Geno Ford
    • Resigned from Indiana in 2008 as a result of a recruiting scandal; while he received a 30-month show-cause penalty from the NCAA he was hired in April 2008 to return to Kent State as associate HC
  • Took over for Ford as Kent State head coach in 2011, leading the Flashes to three CIT appearances in his first four seasons and a share of the 2015 MAC regular season title
    • Went to the 2017 NCAA Tournament after winning the MAC Tournament, the school’s first NCAA bid in nearly a decade
    • Has won 20+ games in eight of the twelve seasons he’s been at the helm, with an overall record of 247-147
    • Returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2023 after leading the Golden Flashes to another MAC Tournament title

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