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Oklahoma State Hires Brad Underwood; Pokes made one mistake in hiring



I wonder why it took another year for Mike Holder to pull the trigger on Travis Ford and finally get a winning coach to Stillwater. Well, I guess it was money, but still, you got to be kidding with T. Boone Pickens in the corral.  OSU’s not hiring this new coach last year was a mistake.  Word out of Manhattan, KS is “how did we let this guy slip through?”


Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood, left, talks with forward Bobby King during a November game. The Lumberjacks are 20-3 under the McPherson native. David Kohl Associated Press Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/bob-lutz/article10111436.html#storylink=cpy


Stephen F. Austin’s Brad Underwood has been hired to coach the men’s basketball program at Oklahoma State, bringing a winning atmosphere back to the campus. Most assuredly filling the seats in Gallagher-Iba Arena, the  iconic venue for college basketball south of the “Phog” in Lawrence, this is a great hire for the Cowboys.  Underwood come with baggage, the right kind.  In the family coaching  tree of the great Henry Iba, the new coach played basketball and graduated from Kansas State University under former Oklahoma State player Jack Hartman who played for the Iron Duke on that white “maple” floor in Stillwater.

Mr.. Iba and Mr. Hartman are smiling down from heaven and OSU fans need to be rejoicing this hire.  Oklahoma State will win big in the coming years, and the 51 year old from McPherson, KS, is the reason.  Kansas State University, eat your heart out.  You missed that wheat wagon.


Feature photo:  247Sports

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

2 Responses to “Oklahoma State Hires Brad Underwood; Pokes made one mistake in hiring”

  1. Jeff
    March 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Just a minor correction but I do believe the floor is Maple and not Oak? Didn’t feel like fact-checking.

    • March 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Excellent Jeff….White maple. Same floor today as when opened in 1938….appreciate your correction!

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