Bobby Steinburg has stepped down from his position as assistant coach of the Kent State men's basketball team after accepting the associate head coach post at Youngstown State University.
Steinburg just completed his ninth season as an assistant coach for the Golden Flashes, who have captured three Mid-American Conference regular season championships and one MAC Tournament crown during his tenure. He has developed a reputation as one of the top recruiters in the midwest, helping the Flashes find top talent in high schools and junior colleges across the country.
Steinburg and current Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff are both New York natives and were assistants together at KSU under Geno Ford from 2008 through 2011. Senderoff then retained Steinburg when he took over the Flashes program starting with the 2011-12 season.
“Bobby's done a lot of good things for Kent State, has helped our program tremendously,” said Senderoff. “For Bobby this is an opportunity for growth, to have more responsibility. I think it was a tough decision for him to make because of how long he's been here and how much he likes it here, but I think it's something he felt he needed to do for his own professional development. I'm happy for him, and I'm sure it's going to work out really well for him.”
Steinburg will work for the Penguins under Jerrod Calhoun, a Cleveland native who took over the YSU program last month after five highly successful years as head coach at Division II Fairmont State.