ATHENS, Ohio (AP) _ Geno Ford, Ohio's fourth-leading career scorer, was named a full-time assistant coach after serving as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats last season.

Ford played for Ohio coach Larry Hunter from 1993-97 and scored 1,752 points. He won All-Mid-American Conference honors his senior year and was on the all-conference second team as a junior.

He played professionally in England two years ago, then returned to Ohio last season and earned a master's degree in athletic administration.

Hunter's staff is complete with Ford and John Rhodes, another former Bobcat player, as assistants and Bill Fournier as the graduate assistant.