Brad Underwood takes the Oklahoma State University Cowboys Job | Brad Underwood SFA Plays by Wes Kosel
Oklahoma State University has hit an home run with Brad Underwood. Brad Underwood enjoyed major success at Stephen F. Austin and he will be formally introduced on tuesday at 1:30 in Gallagher-Iba Area. I was very suprised that they landed him, because I thought that he would hold out for the Kansas State Univeristy job next year. I was definitely wrong.
Oklahoma State University moved very quickly to get Underwood after he led the SFA Lumberjacks to almost a sweet 16 appearance, before losing sunday on a late tip-in to Notre Dame, 76-75. He finished the season at 28-6 overall, inclulding a 18-0 record in conference play through the Southland Conference and upset West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
The Athletic director had a press conference on saturday to discuss what he was looking for in a basketball coach at Oklahoma State: Character, Coaching Style, and Fit. Coach Underwood played for Jack Hartman, a disciple of Henry Iba. He has coached and recruited in the Big 12, and has been very successful as a head coach in one of our prime recruiting grounds in the state of Texas. At 89-14 overall, Brad Underwood matche Butler Coach Brad Stevens for the most wins to start a career through three seasons on the NCAA Division 1 Level.
Coach Underwood took the SFA Lumberjacks to three of the five winnigest seasons in school history and two NCAA Tournament wins, each time as a double digit seed. He has worked at
at Hardin-Simmons as a graduate assistant, served stints as a head coach at Dodge City Community College and Daytona Beach Community College, and worked as an assistant at Western Illinois, Kansas State and South Carolina.
Coach Brad Underwood worked with Bobby Huggins who is played a major part in him landing on the NCAA Division 1. He hired him out of JUCO basketball in florida and it kickstarted his NCAA Division 1 career.
Now he’s on to his next big chance, as OSU’s 19th men’s basketball coach.
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