Youngstown State Men's Basketball Names Bobby Steinburg Associate Head Coach

Youngstown State Men's Basketball Names Bobby Steinburg Associate Head Coach

Bobby Steinburg, who has been recognized as one of the nation's top assistant coaches by several national publications, has been named Associate Head Coach on the Youngstown State men's basketball staff, Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced.

Steinburg, who spent the last nine seasons at Kent State, was ranked seventh in CoachStat.net's Top 25 Mid-Major Assistants Ready for a Jump.  In 2015, NextUpRecruits.com acknowledged him as one of the Top-5 assistant coaches in the Mid-American Conference.  In December 2011, Basketball Times Magazine listed Steinburg as one of the 'Best Future NCAA Division I Head Coaches', ranking No. 6 nationally.

"Bobby brings a lot to the table," Calhoun said. "He's recruiting junior college and high school guys, and there's a lot of places he can get us in.

"Bobby also has a winning pedigree. Kent State is program that has been stable not only in the Mid-American Conference, but on a national level with the most recent NCAA Tournament appearance and various other postseason tournaments."

Last season, Steinburg helped the Golden Flashes to the 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship, an NCAA Tournament berth, a 22-14 overall record and victories in nine of their last 10 games before the NCAA Tournament.

Steinburg also aided Kent State to three MAC regular-season championships, averaging over 21 wins per season and reaching the postseason seven of his nine years.

Prior to joining the Kent State staff in 2008-09, Steinburg was the head coach for two seasons at Motlow State (Tenn.) College from 2006-08.

At Motlow State, Steinburg resurrected a moribund program that won only seven games in the season prior to his appointment into a national contender. In his first season at the helm, the Bucks compiled a 10-6 TJCCAA league record and a share of the Eastern Division regular season championship.  In year two, given time to bring a full recruiting class aboard, Steinburg led Motlow to a school record 28-5 mark, was ranked as high as No. 8, and finished with a No. 15 final national ranking.

Steinburg also had assistant coaching stints at UC Davis (2003-06), Bellarmine (2001-03), Idaho (2000-01), Motlow State (1998-00) and was a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State (1997-98).

Steinburg received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Middle Tennessee State. Originally from Oswego, N.Y., he grew up in Richmond, Va. He is the son of Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-NC) and Marie Steinburg.