Finally, some good news for the Oklahoma State basketball program.
According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Boynton is set to hire former Miami of Ohio head coach John Cooper.
Source: Oklahoma State's Mike Boynton is hiring former Miami (Ohio) head coach John Cooper as an assistant coach on his staff.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 6, 2017
Cooper was let go from Miami (Ohio) last month after five seasons with the Redhawks and a 59-100 record. Cooper was previously the head coach of Tennessee State from 2009-2012.
Cooper and Boynton have history; Cooper was an assistant coach at South Carolina during Boynton’s first season as a player in 2000.
The 48-year-old Kansas City native also has coaching stops at Oregon (2002-2004) and Auburn (2004-2009).
Cooper will join Lamont Evans as Boynton’s only hires so far. Boynton still has to fill a few more positions including another assistant coach, a Director of Basketball Operations, and a Video Coordinator, among possible others.