TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts athletic department and Head Coach Misti Cussen announced Tuesday that current women's basketball assistant coach, Kyron Stokes, has been named Associate Head Coach of the women's program effective immediately.
In his seventh season on the coaching staff for the ORU women's program, Stokes has worked his way up from a graduate assistant with the ORU men's program, to director of operations and assistant coach with the women's team. He is responsible for all aspects of the Golden Eagle team, such as, recruiting, opponent scheduling, scouting and player development. Stokes was named to the inaugural Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 'Thirty Under 30' list in 2015.
"Kyron has been a very important part of the ORU basketball and athletics family for many years," Head Coach Misti Cussen said. "Having played his collegiate career here, he has a strong knowledge base of what it takes for student-athletes to have a successful, impactful experience at our university. It has been a blessing for me to work with him in these early years of his coaching career and I look forward to seeing his continued development and growth. The opportunity to name him as our Associate Head Coach is a well-deserved acknowledgement of how well he represents ORU in every aspect."
Stokes primarily began working with the low-post players in 2018. Prior to that, he worked with backcourt players during individual sessions. He oversees team management in practice sessions and film exchange after games.
"I would like to thank Coach Cussen, Mike Carter and President Wilson for this opportunity," Stokes said. "It has been an honor to be a part of the women's basketball program and Oral Roberts University. ORU is a special place and it means a lot to me and my family. I am grateful to have Coach Cussen's confidence and trust."
"It's been nearly a decade since I've first stepped on this campus and I can say that there is no other place like it," Stokes said. "I am truly humbled to represent and serve these young women here at ORU. I look forward to the continued success of our program."
Originally from Mansfield, Texas, Stokes was a four year lettermen from 2007-2011 on the ORU men's basketball team. During his career, Stokes played in 77 games and was a member of two 20-win teams. He earned his bachelors of science in marketing from ORU in 2012 and then went on to earn his master's in business administration in 2015. He and his wife Brittany reside in Sapulpa and have two daughters, Briley and Kynlee.
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