A bright future awaits UMBC’s Ryan Odom, but will it be with the Retrievers or another team?

Ryan Odom’s stock soared at the NCAA tournament. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

One of the red-hottest names to emerge from the NCAA tournament is that of Ryan Odom, the Maryland-Baltimore County coach whose team pulled off the greatest upset in the history of the men’s tournament last week.

The Retrievers were bounced from the tournament on Sunday night, but that doesn’t change the fact that big-name schools are going to try to hire Odom, something that UMBC will attempt to avoid. Tim Hall, the school’s athletic director, told ESPN that he plans to bring a long-term contract, complete with a raise, to a meeting with Odom this week. Postponing the inevitable departure of the 43-year-old coach is the goal.

“We need to do within our realm what we can,” Hall said Sunday. “We obviously can’t do what the Power 5 schools…