YSU names Steinburg as basketball associate head coach

Staff report

Bobby Steinburg, who has been recognized as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by several national publications, has been named associate head coach on the Youngstown State men’s basketball staff.

Jerrod Calhoun, YSU’s new head coach, made the announcement on Monday.

Steinburg, who spent the last nine seasons at Kent State, was ranked seventh in CoachStat.net’s Top 25 Mid-Major Assistants Ready for a Jump.

In 2015, NextUpRecruits.com acknowledged him as one of the Top 5 assistant coaches in the Mid-American Conference.

In December 2011, Basketball Times Magazine listed Steinburg as one of the “Best Future NCAA Division I Head Coaches.” ranking No. 6 nationally.

“Bobby brings a lot to the table,” Calhoun said.“He’s recruiting junior college and high school guys, and there’s a lot of places he can get us in.

“Bobby also has a winning pedigree. Kent State is program that has been stable not only in the Mid-American Conference, but on a national level with the most recent NCAA Tournament appearance and various other postseason tournaments.”

Last season, Steinburg helped the Golden Flashes to the 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship, an NCAA Tournament berth, a 22-14 overall record and victories in nine of their last 10 games before the NCAA Tournament.

Steinburg also aided Kent State to three MAC regular-season championships, averaging more than 21 wins per season and reaching the postseason seven of his nine years.

Prior to joining the Kent State staff in 2008-09, Steinburg was the head coach for two seasons at Motlow State (Tenn.) College from 2006-08.

At Motlow State, Steinburg resurrected a moribund program that won only seven games in the season prior to his appointment into a national contender.

Steinburg received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Middle Tennessee State. Originally from Oswego, N.Y., he grew up in Richmond, Va. He is the son of Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-NC) and Marie Steinburg.

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