Oklahoma State basketball has made a surprising hire to fill its head coaching vacancy.
The Cowboys promoted assistant coach Mike Boynton to the head position, the program announced today. Former OSU point guard Doug Gottlieb was among the other candidates considered.
Boynton spent last season on staff at Oklahoma State under former head coach Brad Underwood. Last weekend, Underwood left Stillwater after one year to take the Illinois job.
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Prior to arriving at Oklahoma State, Boynton was on Underwood’s staff at Stephen F. Austin and South Carolina. He also worked as an assistant at Wofford and Coastal Carolina.
Boynton was a four-year letterwinner at South Carolina from 2001-04. He averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game for his career.
As a senior, Boynton scored 9.9 points and dished out 3.4 assists per contest as the Gamecocks reached the NCAA Tournament.