Edmond, OK - Central Oklahoma introduced Tom Hankins as the next head coach of the men's basketball program. It's the 17th head coach in the history of the school.
Hankins replaces Terry Evans who spent 13 seasons as the coach of the Bronchos. In a classy move, Joe Muller, athletics director of UCO, thanked Evans for all he did for the program before introducing Hankins.
Hankins has quite the lineage and resume. He spent 15 seasons at Oral Roberts as an assistant with Barry Hinson and Scott Sutton. Most recently, Hankins spent the last 3 seasons at Southern Illinois as an assistant.
He credits Henry Iba and the Sutton family as huge influences on him and his coaching career.
Hankins, a Tulsa native, graduated from Edison high school and played his college ball at NEO and Northeastern State.
Our exclusive interview with the Bronchos new head man can be seen in the video above. Hankins credits the Scott Sutton as being a huge help as he made the transition to a head coach.