Bob Boldon earned his 100th win as coach for Ohio on Monday when the Bobcats defeated Akron 85-73 in The Convo during the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Boldon is the second coach in program history to reach 100 wins. Marsha Reall, who coached the Bobcats from 1990-99, has the most wins in program history with 123.
When Boldon began coaching the Bobcats in 2013, he inherited a team that finished 6-23 the season before. In his first season, Boldon helped lead the Bobcats to nine wins. But in Boldon’s second season with the team, Ohio became one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats won the regular season MAC title in the 2014-15 season, something they hadn’t done since 1995. Ohio also won the regular season MAC title in 2016.
Ohio won the MAC Tournament in 2015, which was its first since 1986. The Bobcats went to the NCAA Tournament that year, doing so for the first time since 1995; they lost to Arizona State in the first round.
In the past three seasons, Boldon and the Bobcats have won 20 or more games. This season marks the first time since the 2013-14 season that the Bobcats didn't win 20 or more games in the regular season.
As the Bobcats come off the win against Akron, they will travel to Cleveland to play Miami on Wednesday in the second quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament.