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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


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M.L. Schultze
 
Geno Ford left Kent State less than a year after signing a contract extension.
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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.

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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.

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