Men's Basketball

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Golden Eagle Men's Basketball

Coach Rich Tharp

2016-2017 Schedule



Day Date Opponent Location Time Result
Sat. Nov. 12 Penn State - Beaver AWAY 3 PM

L 92-45
Josh Haney 17 pts

Mon. Nov. 14 Ohio University - Zanesville HOME 7:30 PM L 76-70
Josh Haney 25 pts
Lance Dillehay 20 pts
Fri. Nov. 18

Shawnee State 

AWAY 4 PM L 101-47
Josh Haney 20 pts
Sat. Nov. 19 Miami Hamilton  AWAY 1 PM L 103-48
Josh Haney 19 pts


Day Date Opponent Location Time Result
Sat. Dec. 3 Pittsburgh - Titusville AWAY 3 PM L 103-73
Ansley Williams 23 pts
Weds.  Dec. 7 Akron - Wayne HOME 7:30 PM L 97-67
Ansley Williams 19 pts
Sat. Dec. 10 Wright State - Lake HOME 3 PM L 122-65
Josh Haney 26 pts
Sun. Dec. 11 Central Penn College HOME 2 PM L120-55
DJ Varian 13 pts
Fri. Dec. 16 Southern State CC HOME 7 PM

L 60-43
Josh Haney 15pts

Thurs. Dec. 22 CCAC - Boyce HOME 1 PM L 108-75
Gunnar Tharp 31 pts


Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Weds. Jan. 4 Akron - Wayne AWAY 7:30 PM L 88-77
Gunnar Tharp 27 pts
Sat. Jan. 7 Rochester College AWAY 4 PM L 99-44
Tyler Burrier 10 pts
Sun. Jan. 8 Rochester College AWAY 3 PM L 95-58
Gunnar Tharp 20 pts
Tues. Jan. 10 Penn State - Beaver HOME 7:30 PM L 91-80
Josh Haney 20 pts, Tyler Burrier 18, Gunnar Tharp 16
Sat. Jan. 14 Cincinnati - Clermont HOME 1 PM L 96-69
Lance Dillehay 18 pts
Gunnar Tharp 17
Sat.  Jan. 21 Villa Maria College AWAY 4 PM L 88-48
Josh Haney 13 pts, Gunnar Tharp 12
Sun. Jan. 22 Southern State CC AWAY 3 PM L 73-64
Gunnar Tharp 18 pts
Sat.  Jan. 28 Wright State - Lake AWAY 1 PM L 88-86
Gunnar Tharp 39 pts


Day Date Opponent Location Time Result
Tues. Feb. 7 Penn State - Fayette HOME 7 PM L 87-75
Gunnar Tharp 27 pts
Weds. Feb. 15 Villa Maria College HOME 7 PM L94-75
Gunnar Tharp 21 pts
Sat. Feb. 18 Cincinnati - Clermont AWAY 1 PM L 104-65
Gunnar Tharp 18 pts
Josh Haney 14 pts
Coach Richard Tharp


Richard D. Tharp, of East Canton, OH, is the head men’s basketball coach for Kent State University at Tuscarawas.  He has more than 37 years of basketball coaching experience in the East Canton and Canton South school systems, as well as Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas County AAU basketball.

In addition to his coaching career, Tharp has been employed by American Electric Power for 27 years, most recently as a distribution system supervisor.

Tharp’s successful coaching career includes a 14-year stint as a varsity boys assistant coach at East Canton High School and has presently served three years as girls varsity assistant coach at Canton South High. He has also served as an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) head coach since March 2010 and is the founder, owner and operator of the 47 Swish AAU basketball organization. He also founded and served as president and basketball coach for the Wildcat Youth Basketball Association (WYBA), the Press-News Youth Basketball League.  In addition to basketball, Tharp was also a vice-president, president and coach for the Canton South Baseball Association and was an assistant coach for the Canton South Softball Association.

Coach Tharp is certified by the American Heart Association in CPR – First Aid, has earned his Concussion Protocol Certification and is also certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to coach in exposure events. He was recently named Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) District 4 Assistant Coach of the Year.

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