Former UT Coach Joplin to accept Springfield jobWritten by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Former University of Toledo men’s basketball coach Stan Joplin will accept a position to be Springfield High School’s next boys coach pending approval on May 25 by the school’s board of education.
Joplin coached the Rockets for 12 seasons posting a 203-155 record. Toledo won four MAC West Division Titles under Joplin and finished in second place or better in the division in eight of his last 10 seasons.
He was fired one year after earning MAC Coach of the Year honors after an 11-19 season in 2007-08 with one year remaining on his contract. Since Joplin’s departure three seasons ago, Toledo has had two head coaches and has finished with a school-worst 4-28 record on two occasions.
“I’m happy for Stan that he will be beginning a new career as the head boys basketball coach at Springfield High School,” Toledo Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said. “I have no doubt Stan will do a great job for the Blue Devils.”
Joplin held a color analyst job for FOX Sports Detroit after leaving UT and made news in 2010 during a broadcast between Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan when he said that for Toledo to get a win during the remainder of the 2010 season, the other team “must not want to play and all the stars, planets and moons must align.” The Rockets were 3-23 at the time (0-12 MAC) and won four games later against Ball State.