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Oklahoma State Hires Brad Underwood as Men's Hoops Coach

Brad Underwood

Oklahoma State has hired Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood as its men's basketball coach at Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State made the announcement in a news release Monday.

"I named three things that I was looking for in the new head basketball coach at Oklahoma State: character, coaching style and fit," says Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder. "Brad Underwood gets the highest marks in each of those categories."

In three seasons at SFA, Underwood compiled an 89-14 record and set a program record with an .864 winning percentage. The Lumberjacks lost to Notre Dame 76-75 in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

"There's not enough adjectives to describe how excited I am for the opportunity to coach where some of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball have cut their teeth," says Underwood.

The three-time Southland Conference Coach of the Year went 53-1 in league play and posted a 59-1 record against Southland foes. He led the Lumberjacks to three straight conference regular season and tournament titles.

Before that, Underwood was associate head coach for a season at South Carolina and a year at Kansas State.

Underwood played at Kansas State from 1984-1986.

Oklahoma State will formally introduce Underwood on Wednesday. The school parted ways with Travis Ford last week.

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