Stephen F. Austin head coach Brad Underwood has been hired at Oklahoma State to serve in the same position, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Underwood has spent the past three seasons with the Lumberjacks, winning three consecutive Southland titles and going 89-14 (53-1 SLC) with three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He is now set to head to Stillwater and succeed Travis Ford, who went 115-111 (63-80 Big 12) in eight seasons with the Cowboys and only once got past the first round of the NCAA Tournament before being fired last week. Oklahoma State has not been to the Sweet Sixteen since 2005, back when the legendary Eddie Sutton was coach, so a change had to be made.
And Brad Underwood could be the change that Oklahoma State needs. His system is fast and aggressive and has turned Stephen F. Austin into a darling among midmajors, and the Cowboys need that after looking as flat as can be in going 12-20 (3-15 Big 12) last season.
Needless to say, the Cowboys are going to be a very different team once Underwood gets his wheels under him in Stillwater.
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