Balado poised to take over Arkansas St.

Louisville assistant coach Mike Balado is nearing an agreement to be the next head coach at Arkansas State, a source told the Courier-Journal, confirming an ESPN report Saturday.

Arkansas State is expected to announce the hiring on Monday, according to ESPN.

“He’s more than ready (to be a head coach),” U of L coach Rick Pitino said Thursday

Balado has been an assistant at U of L for the past four seasons. He worked one season as an assistant for Richard Pitino at Florida International and has worked as an assistant or support staffer at Florida Atlantic, High Point and Miami.

UofL’s Balado getting head coach job

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