This is how college basketball scheduling is done these days, apparently.
— Stony Brook MBB (@StonyBrookMBB) September 30, 2016
Here’s the background: Boals had been with Thad Matta at Ohio State since 2009, but he left to take the coaching job at Stony Brook in April. On Friday, he challenged his former team to a game.
It’s quite common for assistants-turned-head-coaches to face their former teams, so expect a matchup between these two in the future. Unless, of course, Ohio State is intimidated by Boals’ fierceness.
Here’s what Matta said about Boals after Stony Brook hired him:
I’m very excited for Jeff, his family, and Stony Brook University. Jeff has done a remarkable job at The Ohio State University in his seven years as a Buckeye. He is certainly ready to be a head coach and has an amazing opportunity at such a fine institution. Jeff has a great basketball mind and will bring energy and enthusiasm to the great situation that Stony Brook University offers.
Matta and the Buckeyes have yet to respond to Boals via any social media platform.