James Dickey Returns to OSU

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Former Oklahoma State assistant James Dickey is returning to Stillwater to be an assistant under men’s basketball head coach Travis Ford.

OSU made the announcement on Wednesday.

Dickey had been the head coach at the University of  Houston the past four seasons.

Dickey was an assistant at OSU from 2002 to 2008 under both Eddie and Sean Sutton, helping the Cowboys to the Final Four in 2004.

Before that, Dickey was the head coach at Texas Tech for 10 seasons.

In 1996, he led the Red Raiders to the Sweet 16.

Dickey was also an assistant under Eddie Sutton at both Arkansas and Kentucky.

“I’ve known Coach Dickey for 25 years going all the way back to when he recruited me at Kentucky and I have always respected and been impressed by the kind of person and coach that he is,” Ford said.

“I’ve enjoyed renewing our relationship the last couple weeks. He brings incredible experience, knowledge and familiarity with this area and with OSU. I’m excited about him helping us reach the next level.”

“I’m excited and honored and want to thank Coach Ford for the opportunity to join his staff.

I have followed his playing and coaching career and have great respect for who he is and what he’s accomplished,” Dickey said.

“I’m thrilled about returning to Oklahoma State and living in Stillwater. My family is here and this is a great place to live and work.

Cowboy basketball is special and has a knowledgeable, passionate fan base and a very loyal, enthusiastic student body.

It will be exciting to be back in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Coach Ford has a tremendous staff which I look forward to being a part of as we build on the great tradition of OSU basketball.”

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