Date Posted:06/09/2004,  12:00PM

Boyages Named Interim Ohio State Head Coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bowdoin College graduate Ricky Boyages '85 has been named the interim head coach for the Ohio State University men's basketball team. Boyages was an assistant under head coach Jim O'Brien at Boston College and was in his second stint under O'Brien at Ohio State. Boyages was head coach William & Mary prior to the 2003-04 season before joining the Buckeye staff.

In three seasons at William and Mary, Boyages compiled a record of 35-52 with a 21-31 Colonial Conference mark. He won 11 games in his first season, the most by a first-year coach at the school since in 1983. O'Brien first hired Boyages at Boston College in 1991 from Bates College, where he had been head coach for four years. When named head coach at Bates in 1987, Boyages, then 24, was the nation's youngest collegiate head coach.

As a Polar Bear Boyages was an All-New England basketball honoree. He was awarded the Allison Haldane Cup for outstanding leadership and character at commencement. He holds a master's degree in education from Boston University.

- Courtesy of Ohio State Sports Information