Youngstown State University men’s basketball head coach Jerry Slocum today announced his retirement from coaching after 42 years on the bench, including the last 12 (2005-17) at YSU.
“After 42 years of head coaching, I have been blessed and honored to have coached so many great young men and the privilege of working alongside some great assistant coaches,” Slocum said. “At this time I’m announcing that I’m retiring from coaching and have loved every moment that I was called ‘Coach’.”
“We are extremely grateful that Jerry Slocum served as our men’s basketball head coach for 12 seasons,” Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo said. “His passion for the game of basketball and his desire to work with our student-athletes on and off the court is unmatched.”
Slocum posted 723 career victories including 142 at Youngstown State, which finished behind only Dom Rosselli in career wins at YSU and are the most Division I wins in school history. His career wins rank 35th in NCAA history.