Rob Senderoff Signs Extension to Stay With Kent State

Written by on June 2, 2021

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The winningest coach in Kent State history is here to stay.

Rob Senderoff signed an extension to remain the Golden Flashes’ Men’s Basketball Head Coach through the 2025-26 season. The announcement was made Tuesday by newly appointed Director of Athletics Randale Richmond. 

“We’re thrilled to extend the contract of Coach Senderoff,” Richmond said. “His consistency is a testament to the passion he brings to the game.”

Senderoff has been the Flashes’ bench boss for 10 seasons, tied with Jim McDonald for longest tenure in school history. He was hired in 2011 after three previous seasons as the associate head coach under Geno Ford. He has also been an assistant at Yale, Towson, Indiana and Fordham. 

Rob Senderoff has never had a losing season at Kent State and led the Golden Flashes to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. He has 196 wins to his name, including six against Power Five opponents. 

“I am incredibly excited to continue to lead the Golden Flashes moving forward,” Senderoff said in a statement. “I think the future is incredibly bright here at Kent State and can not wait to lead us to even greater heights!”

The extension comes after the 2020-21 season in which the Flashes finished 15-8 overall and 12-6 in the MAC. Playing as the #4 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, they would go on to drop their first round showdown with the Ohio Bobcats. The Bobcats went on to win the MAC and defeat the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Senderoff’s new contract marks the third he has been under as Kent State’s head coach. In addition to his initial 2011 contract, he signed a five-year extension in 2015. Following the 2017 NCAA Tournament appearance, Senderoff’s contract was extended by two additional years. 

Senderoff will be chasing career milestones early into next season. He is just four wins shy of 200 on his career, and one conference win shy of 100 career MAC victories. 

Gabe Collura is a Black Squirrel Radio Sports Coordinator and co-hosts Opening Day. Follow him on Twitter @gabecollura for more sports content.

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