Connors State head men’s basketball coach Bill Muse notched his 700th career win with a 71-54 win over Redlands Community College in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game last week. His career record now stands at 700-249.
“You don’t have this kind of success by yourself. If you don’t have good players, you can’t get 700 no matter how good a coach you are,” said Muse, eighth among active NJCAA coaches in wins.
“I’ve been fortunate to have good players around me along with good assistants who helped recruit those good players. And most importantly I’ve had the support of a family that’s let me do this for 30 years.”
During Muse’s 30-year run at CSC, he has led his teams to eight Bi-State Conference titles, seven Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference crowns and 10 Region II titles.
He has led CSC to the National Junior College Athletics Association Final Four in 1994, 1996, 2009, a fifth place finish in 1997, two Elite Eights in 2015, and 2018 and a sweet sixteen in 2017. The Cowboys made four straight NJCAA trips for the first time in Region II history from 1994-1997.
His 2021-22 squad is currently 15-3, and he will go for win #701 on Thursday when his Cowboys host Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa.