When it comes to basketball, Ohio is extremely lucky. It is not often that a university at Ohio’s level has a pair of basketball coaches as good as Jeff Boals and Bob Boldon.
The two have proven they are excellent at just about every part of coaching college basketball. When it comes to roster management, both coaches have been able to bring extremely talented recruits to Athens, develop players at a high level and utilize the transfer portal in the way all current college coaches must.
On the court, both of Ohio’s basketball teams frequently play an exciting style, and both Boals and Boldon have shown the ability to get the best out of the players at their disposal.
Two great programs that have produced the likes of Cece Hooks, Jason Preston, Kiyanna Black and Mark Sears deserve great coverage, so that is why The Post’s annual Basketball Edition shines a light on The Convo, which has become the home of two of the Mid-American Conference’s best and most consistent programs.
This is the second Basketball Edition I have been fortunate to write for and edit. As someone who has covered both the men and women during my time at The Post, I find it important to shed light on both teams.
In this edition, you’ll find stories of coaches and athletes who give their all for Ohio each and every day. This year, we found it important to tell stories that went beyond someone being a great athlete, but rather who they are off the court as well.
Ohio has a rich basketball history, and this edition is only a glimpse into the world that is “Bobcat Basketball.” The connections both teams have established over the years run deep and are not to be overlooked.
I hope you enjoy the stories of these athletes and coaches as much as I have.