Former OSU Coach Budke Named to Women's Basketball HOF


Saturday, July 19th 2014, 4:45 pm
By: News 9


Former Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke has been named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Budke was a two-time NJCAA Coach of the Year (1995, 1998) and guided Trinity Valley to four NJCAA National Championships. His junior college record 273-31 (.898) is the highest winning percentage in NJCAA history. From 2002-2005 at Louisiana Tech, he compiled a record of 80-16 leading Louisiana Tech to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. At Oklahoma State his teams went 99-68 highlighted by a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008.

Other members of the 2015 HOF class include former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie.

Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna died in a plane crash during a recruiting trip in 2011. Budke was 50 years old.