Kent State wins $1.2 million judgment against ex-coach

KENT, Ohio - Kent State has won a $1.2 million judgment against former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for leaving in 2011 to become coach at Bradley.

The lawsuit claimed Ford had no permission to terminate his Kent State contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015. Ford's teams went 68-37 in three seasons at Kent State.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Friday's court ruling by a judge in Portage County, home of Kent State, reflects a state obligation to insure contract enforcement.

There was no immediate comment in response to messages left Tuesday for Ford and the Bradley University legal office handling media inquiries.

At the time of the lawsuit filing, Bradley said it had recruited Ford "in a straightforward and professional manner" with the consent of Kent State.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

More Kent State Stories

Kent State’s Jordan Italiano named ‘Smartest Player in College Football’ Kent State’s Jordan Italiano named ‘Smartest Player in College Football’

Jordan Italiano has been named the “Smartest Player in College Football” by NFL.com.

VIDEO: Road rage incident involving Kent State University professor caught on camera VIDEO: Road rage incident involving Kent State University professor caught on camera

A road rage incident at Kent State University was caught on camera and now officials confirm the subject in the video is an assistant professor at the school.

Kent State defeats Ball State 58-53; tied for 1st place in MAC East Division Kent State defeats Ball State 58-53; tied for 1st place in MAC East Division

Devereaux Manley hit 5 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 19 points to lead Kent State to a 58-53 win over Ball State Wednesday night.

Kent State-Buffalo game will not be rescheduled Kent State-Buffalo game will not be rescheduled

The Kent State and Buffalo football game originally set to be played in Buffalo on Wednesday will not be rescheduled, according to officials.

Zombie college course enjoys popularity at Kent State University Zombie college course enjoys popularity at Kent State University

A college course regarding the study of zombies in American pop culture gains popularity at Kent State University.

Twitter account supporting ISIS tweets at Kent State Twitter account supporting ISIS tweets at Kent State

A Twitter account supporting ISIS tweeted at Kent State during its journalism ethics forum on Thursday. 

POLL: Will you still shop at Urban Outfitters after this Kent State sweater scandal? POLL: Will you still shop at Urban Outfitters after this Kent State sweater scandal?

Take our poll and let us know if this Kent State sweater has changed your mind about shopping at Urban Outfitters. 

Kent State: Urban Outfitters Kent State: Urban Outfitters 'bloody' sweatshirt 'trivializes a loss of life that still hurts'

People wondered if a joke was attempted when they saw Urban Outfitters offer a blood-stained "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt.

Kent State student, football player Jason Bitsko dies unexpectedly Kent State student, football player Jason Bitsko dies unexpectedly

A Kent State University student and athlete, Jason Bitsko, was found dead in his off-campus apartment Wednesday.

Kent State eliminated from NCAA Baseball tournament with loss to Kentucky Kent State eliminated from NCAA Baseball tournament with loss to Kentucky

Through 8.2 innings, Kent State looked to stay alive in NCAA Regional play behind an incredible pitching performance from starter Nick Jensen-Clagg. However, Kentucky clawed its way back in to score four runs in the 9th inning to take the game 4-2 and end the Golden Flashes' season in dramatic fashion.