News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us


Former Kent coach ordered to pay $1.2 million for breach of contract
Kent State's lawsuit against Bradley University is still pending
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and LYNDSEY SCHLEY


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Geno Ford left Kent State less than a year after signing a contract extension.
Courtesy of Kent State University
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A former coach at Kent State University has been ordered to repay the school more than a million dollars to make up for breaking his contract.

LISTEN: Coaches and contracts

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:00)


A Portage County judge says former Kent State men’s basketball coach Geno Ford owes the university $1.2 million for breach of contract.

Ford had signed a five-year contract with Kent State in 2008, one that paid him $200,000 a year. That was bumped to $300,000 with an extra year added to the contract in 2010.

Less than a year later, Ford announced he was heading to Bradley University in Illinois.

But his Kent contract had included a pay-back clause, and the university sued.  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine oversaw the case for the state university.

“Coaches are like anybody else. If they sign a contract they have to abide by the contract. They may get paid a little more than most of us but they have to follow the law and follow whatever they agreed to.”

Kent is also suing Bradley University, saying it interfered with its contract with Ford. That case is set to go to trial this October, and the university is not commenting while that’s pending. Ford could not be reached for comment.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio becomes first in the nation to dump PARCC testing
Best test to use for elementary schools is the old pre common core Iowa test of basic skills. This test measures apples to apples and tests the skills appropri...

Ohio is moving forward with new standardized tests
Mr Chow, Nice piece on testing. Should not Ohio go to an open bid process for the new assessment contract? Ohio has stayed with a "connected" DC non-profit fo...

The Surpreme Court gay-marriage decision plays out in Ohio Amish country
Keep in mind that the majority of the people residing in Holmes County are Amish, a church people who do not vote because they do not believe in governmental ru...

Akron council committee recommends Forney for its opening
Which committee member voted for Wilhite?

Nearly a dozen Cuyahoga gay couples get licenses to marry after the Supreme Court ruling
Presiding Judge Anthony J. Russo a graduate of Chanel High School and supposed member of St. Francis Parish in Gates Mills has just excommunicated himself. As ...

Canton Youth Symphony is named orchestra of the year
This is what makes CSO the hippest small town orchestra in America!

What can be expected if Ohio's tobacco taxes increase?
let's face it! The increase has little to do with smoking cessation

Rare Cleveland Indians photo from 1911 hits the auction block
Paddy Livingston, who cut his teeth on a Louisville Slugger in Kent, Ohio was one of the immortals that played in that game. He was the catcher. Ty Cobb actuall...

Nexus denies Green's request to relocate its planned gas pipeline
These people have so much power. Too much. They could care less about the people they leave when it is done. Spectra does not, and admits, they do not do the...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University