Oklahoma State loses two basketball positions due to cuts

According to a report by Oklahoma State’s student run newspaper, The O’Colly, the Cowboys have lost two men’s basketball positions as a part of department wide personnel cuts in athletics

The O’Colly received the names of the ten OSU athletics staffers who were laid off last week through an open records request. Men’s Basketball Special Advisor to the Head Coach/Analyst Barry Hinson, and Assistant AD for Basketball Operations Scott Troester were on the list of positions that were cut.

Hinson, who was making $100,000/yr, is an OSU grad who owns a 321-246 (.566) career record as the head coach at Oral Roberts (1997-99), Missouri State (1999-08) and Southern Illinois (2012-2019). He also served as an assistant to Bill Self at Kansas. The O’Colly is reporting that Hinson will remain on staff as a volunteer.

Troester was earning $125,000/yr, and had been working in the Cowboy’s athletics department since 2006. He was tasked with handling the day-to-day operations of the men”s basketball program, including team travel and scheduling.

Also according to the report, head coach Mike Boynton and three of assistant coaches all took cuts in salary. Here’s the breakdown:

Mike Boynton (Head Coach): 25% decrease ($1.85m to $1.387m)

Erik Pastrana(Assistant Coach): 20% decrease ($300k to $240k)

Scott Sutton (Assistant Coach): 20% decrease ($250k to $200k)

Cannen Cunningham (Assistant Coach): 20% decrease ($200k to $160k)

The complete report from The O’Colly can be found HERE.

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