The Oklahoma State Cowboys have hired former Miami RedHawks head coach John Cooper. Per this release by the Oklahoma State website, head coach Mike Boynton is very happy to have his old buddy on the staff.
"I am very excited to have a man of John Cooper's experience and character joining the Oklahoma State basketball family," Boynton said. "I have known him for a long time, in fact he was a member of the coaching staff that recruited me years ago, and to this day he is a tremendous mentor for young men and an outstanding basketball coach. He will bring invaluable experience to our staff, and his recruiting connections all over the country will serve us very well."
Cooper did very well at Tennessee State before taking over the head job at Miami. I personally don’t expect him to be an assistant for very long. While I am not privy to all the inner workings of what goes on in Oxford, I think it’s safe to say sometimes things don’t work out for a variety of reasons, and there is no reason to think that Cooper wont be given another chance to be a head coach.
Rumors began to swirl almost immediately that Michael Weathers would be offered a scholarship by the Cowboys. The MAC Freshman of the Year confirmed it, via this tweet.
PG transfer Michael Weathers just earned a scholarship from Oklahoma State (@_MKJ24), he tells me.— Julius Kim (@JKimElevate) April 7, 2017
Weather’s account retweeted it, as a likely confirmation. It’s a good fit for him, as they are currently low on point guards, and he is much closer to home. While he wont be playing for his Kansas Jayhawks, he will get to play against them, and sometimes that is sweeter.
As far as I know, he hasn’t made a decision.
We wish coach Cooper success at his new home in Stillwater, and Mr. Weathers the same, where ever he ends up.