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Golden Eagle Men's Basketball

2018 - 2019 Schedule


Sun. 10/28/18 Ohio University - Zanesville HOME 1:00 PM
Weds. 10/31/18 Mt. Vernon Nazarene Away 6:00 PM
Sat 11/3/18 Stratford University* Away 7:00 PM
Sun. 11/4/18 Stratford University* Away 12:00 PM
Mon.  11/12/18 Penn State Beaver* HOME 7:00 PM
Fri. 11/16/18 Thomas More College Away 7:30 PM
Sat. 11/17/18 Hanover College Away 1:00 PM
Sun. 12/16/18 Andrews University* HOME 2:00 PM
Mon.  12/17/18 Lourdes University HOME 6:00 PM
Fri. 12/21/18 Penn State Shenango* HOME 3:00 PM
Fri. 12/28/18 Lourdes University Away 7:00 PM
Sun. 12/30/18 Hiram College Away 2:00 PM
Thurs. 1/3/19 CCAC - Boyce HOME 12:00 PM
Fri. 1/4/19 Penn State Beaver* Away 7:00 PM
Thurs. 1/10/19 Bluefield State College* HOME 3:00 PM
Sat.  1/12/19 Andrews University* Away 9:00 PM
Sun. 1/13/19 Wright State University - Lake* Away 3:00 PM
Tues. 1/15/19 Villa Maria College* HOME 5:00 PM
Sat.  1/19/19 Cincinnati Clermont College* Away 4:00 PM
Sat. 1/26/19 Wright State University - Lake* HOME 3:00 PM
Weds. 1/30/19 Akron Wayne HOME 7:30 PM
Fri. 2/1/19 Bluefield State College* Away 3:00 PM
Sun. 2/10/19 Villa Maria College* Away 2:00 PM
Weds. 2/13/19 Akron Wayne Away 7:30 PM
Sat. 2/16/19 Cincinnati Clermont College* HOME 4:00 PM


USCAA National Basketball Championships March 2 - 6, 2019

Penn State Fayette, Uniontown, PA


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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