Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke revived the Cowgirl program. He inherited a pretty dismal basketball team back in 2005.
Coach Budke was in his seventh year in Stillwater.
He went 0-16 his first season in the Big 12. Two years later he had the Cowgirls in the Sweet 16.
Kurt had 112 wins and 83 loses.
Budke did great things as a coach, but Budke the man was no less amazing.
I reached out to Jenks girls basketball coach Rhonda Fields Friday. She once coached at Stillwater High School and knew Coach Budke very well.
She said Kurt Budke was one of the greatest men and that his loss won't be soon forgotten.
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