OSU Basketball Coaching Staff

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Mike Boynton Jr.

Mike Boynton Jr.

Head Coach

“Let’s Work!”

More than just a cliché team slogan, this defense-first, blue collar mentality is the foundation for seventh-year head coach Mike Boynton Jr.’s program at Oklahoma State, and it has ushered in the New Era of Cowboy basketball.

The 41-year-old Brooklyn native has guided the program to five postseason victories during his tenure along with three 20-win campaigns while winning the hearts and minds of the OSU community.

The 2021 Cowboys finished with a No. 11 ranking and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, while the 2018 and 2023 squads both advanced to the NIT quarterfinals.

OSU has complied a 107-89 record under Boynton while annually competing in college basketball’s toughest league. He owns 23 wins over nationally ranked teams, including 11 against top-10 foes.

Defense has been a hallmark under Boynton. His teams have led the Big 12 in blocked shots and finished among the top-20 in KenPom’s defensive efficiency rankings in each of the last three seasons.

Known as one of college basketball’s good guys, Boynton was a finalist for the 2021 Skip Prosser Man of the Year, given annually to a head coach who exhibits strong moral character. Core values of his program center on respect, appreciation, accountability and discipline.

“They let me coach them hard, because they know that I care,” he told the audience at his introductory press conference on Mar. 24, 2017.

In his first six seasons as the helm, Boynton has mentored 10 All-Big 12 selections and 22 academic all-conference honorees, including Cade Cunningham, who earned consensus First Team All-American, National Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year honors during a standout 2020-21 season.

Cunningham – drafted No. 1 overall by the Detroit Pistons – was one of three Boynton Era Cowboys who made their NBA debut during the 2021-22 season, joined by Cameron McGriff (Blazers) and Lindy Waters III (Thunder).

Boynton’s tireless work ethic extends to all areas of the Cowboy program but has been most evident on the recruiting trail. Since November, 2019 he’s signed three five-star and 12 four-star recruits, including Cunningham – the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 and winner of the Naismith Trophy as the nation’s best high school player.

Boynton reeled in his second top-10 class in 2023 with four freshmen listed on the Rivals150: Brandon Garrison (30), Eric Dailey Jr. (35), Justin McBride (79) and Jamyron Keller (132). Garrison joined current Cowboy senior Bryce Thompson and Cunningham as former McDonald’s All-Americans have who have gone on to play for Boynton.

Boynton has been active with USA Basketball in each of the last three off seasons, serving as an assistant coach for the United States and the 2023 FIBA U19 World Cup in Hungary and the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas in Tijauna, Mexico. The latter team – which included Dailey and Garrison – won a gold medal. In the summer of 2021, Boynton served as a court coach for the U19 National Team training camp in Fort Worth, Texas.

Terrence Rencher

Terrence Rencher

Assistant Coach

The all-time leading scorer in Texas basketball history and a veteran of over 13 years of collegiate coaching, Terrence Rencher joined Mike Boynton’s staff as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State in April of 2021.

The former NBA guard was most recently on staff at Creighton where he helped the Bluejays win the Big East regular season title in 2020 and advance to the Sweet 16 in 2021. Creighton was 46-16 in Rencher’s two seasons in Omaha, and he helped groom All-Big East selections Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski, Damien Jefferson and Denzel Mahoney.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Rencher was the 1991 Mr. Basketball in the state of New York, and went on to become the all-time leading scorer and steals leader for Texas with 2,306 points and 255 steals. Rencher also ranks sixth in assists in Longhorn history. He was named the 1992 Dick Vitale National Freshman of the Year and helped guide the Longhorns to a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances and conference championships.

“Coach Rencher has proven himself as an excellent teacher and developer, as well as a strong evaluator and recruiter,” Boynton said. “His experience as a player will serve as a great benefit to our program. Terrence has worked at all levels of college basketball and has found success in many different roles. His ability to connect with our players will be invaluable. I’m thankful to have him and his wife Faye, as well as their children joining our team.”

Prior to Creighton, Rencher spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of San Diego, and he also gained experience an assistant coach at New Mexico, Texas State, Tulsa and Sam Houston State.

“I’m extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to join coach Boynton’s staff here at Oklahoma State,” Rencher said. “The way coach Boynton is moving the program forward, as well as his core values, align perfectly with my perspective. OSU has a rich history of success on the basketball court and the possibilities are limitless. My family and I are looking forward to getting connected to the Stillwater community. Go Pokes!”

Before his work at USD, he was on the staff at the University of New Mexico where he was an assistant coach for two seasons under Craig Neal. In each of those two seasons the Lobos won 17 overall games and 10 conference contests.

No stranger to Oklahoma, Rencher spent one season as an assistant at Tulsa as a member of Doug Wojcik’s staff in 2011-12. While at Tulsa, Rencher coached Jordan Clarkson who has averaged 14.7 points per game during his six-year NBA career.

Rencher got his first full-time coaching position at Texas State, where he had a pair of stings with the Bobcats. He first coached at Texas State from 2009-11 before rejoining as a member of Danny Kaspar's staff in 2013. The Bobcats were one of the Sun Belt's best defensive teams with Rencher on staff during the 2013-14 season.

Rencher spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State. His college coaching career began as a graduate assistant at Saint Louis under the late Rick Majerus during the 2008-09 season.

Rencher spent a decade playing basketball professionally from 1995 to 2006 in the NBA, CBA and in Europe. He spent the 1995-96 season with the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns after being the 32nd overall selection of the 1995 NBA Draft.

He spent nine years playing in Europe following his 1996-97 season in the CBA. His professional career in Europe took him to Italy, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Israel. He garnered MVP awards in Italy and Germany while earning All-Star recognition in Germany, Italy, Israel and Croatia.

Rencher is a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in Education with a focus on youth and community studies. He and his wife, Faye, have two daughters Siena and Savannah.

Larry Blunt

Larry Blunt

Assistant Coach

Larry Blunt brings a resume filled with collegiate and international coaching expertise to the Oklahoma State coaching staff.

Blunt, who was instrumental in the founding of Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada, arrived in Stillwater having spent the last three seasons at Drake, where he helped the Bulldogs win at least 20 games each year and raise the 2019 Missouri Valley championship trophy. Drake is coming off a special season that included 26 wins and a trip to the round of 32 at the NCAA Tournament.

He joined Drake after spending two seasons as an assistant at Canisius, where he helped guide the Golden Griffins to a share of the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular season title with a 15-3 conference record and an overall mark of 21-12. The league title was the program’s first since 1993-94 and the 21 wins equaled the school record for regular season wins.

Blunt enjoyed three seasons as the head coach at Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario, where he had the opportunity to work with more than a dozen student-athletes that went on to earn Division I scholarships and/or play professionally. Current Cowboy Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe starred at Orangeville Prep prior to his arrival in Stillwater.

“Coach Blunt is an outstanding addition to our staff,” Boynton said. “His experience as an assistant at both Canisius and Drake, in addition to his experience running his own program, give me great confidence that he is ready to help us on our journey to build a champion in Stillwater. LB has recruited, developed, and coached some elite talent in his time coaching and has the ‘Let’s Work’ mentality as he comes in the door. I’m excited to welcome him and Morgan to the Cowboy basketball family.”

Two of Blunt’s former Orangeville players, Jamal Murray and Thon Maker, were taken seventh and ninth, respectively, in the 2016 NBA Draft. Other notable players who Blunt coached at Orangeville Prep include Kyle Alexander (Tennessee), Daniel Cummings (ETSU), Jelani Mofford (UNC-Greensboro), Jalen Poyser (UNLV), Kalif Young (Providence), and Alonzo Walker (Kent State).

Blunt began his basketball coaching career in 2005-06 at Eastern Mennonite, a Division III school in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Courtland, Va., native spent the next two seasons on staff at Shaw University, a Division II program located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Blunt moved on to join the coaching staff at Hampden-Sydney College from 2008-12.

Blunt moved to Canada in 2012 and took over as the head coach for the Oshawa Power of the National Basketball League of Canada. During the 2012-13 season, he helped lead the Power to a franchise-record for victories in a season.

As a student-athlete, Blunt earned two varsity letters in football at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C., before transferring to James Madison, where he completed his collegiate football career playing for the Dukes, helping the team to an NCAA I-AA National Championship.

He earned his degree in public administration from James Madison in 2005, and his wife’s name is Morgan.

David Cason

David Cason

Assistant Coach

A veteran of more than 25 years on the sidelines at the highest level of collegiate basketball, David Cason joined the Oklahoma State coaching staff in June of 2021.

Cason, a 25-year collegiate coaching veteran with stops at Texas, North Carolina, Notre Dame, VCU and Tulsa, spent the previous three seasons as the associate head coach at FIU. He has been a part of more than 400 victories over his career, and Cason’s teams have advanced to the postseason 12 times, including four NCAA Tournament trips and seven NIT appearances.

No stranger to the Big 12 Conference or Gallagher-Iba Arena, Cason spent 2015-17 on Shaka Smart’s staff at Texas, where he was part of more than 30 victories and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Cason followed Smart to Austin after spending the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach at VCU, helping lead the Rams to a 26-10 overall record and No. 25 ranking in the final Associated Press Poll.

A native of Baltimore, Cason spent the past three seasons as the associate head coach at FIU, where he helped the Golden Panthers win 19-plus games twice over that span. He came to FIU after spending the 2017-18 season in the same role at Florida Gulf Coast, where he helped the Eagles to a 23-12 record and a berth in the NIT.

“When it comes to versatility of experience, it doesn’t get much better than David Cason,” Boynton said. Coach Cason has coached at every level of college basketball. He has proven time and time again that he has the ability to connect, recruit, develop, and coach elite players for more than 20 years and has been a part of over 400 wins in his career. We are thankful to him and his wife, Tamara, for wanting to join us in our quest to take our program to the next level. His impact will be felt immediately by our players and staff.”

Cason has a reputation as a stellar recruiter, and was identified in 2010 while at Tulsa as the top assistant coach in Conference USA in a FoxSports.com survey of the league’s head coaches. Cason was at Tulsa from 2005-11, including the final three years as associate head coach. The Golden Hurricane posted a 123-78 (.612) overall record in his six years, including four-straight 20-win seasons, made two NIT appearances (2009 and 2010) and won the 2008 CBI Championship.

While at Tulsa, he helped recruit and coach Jordan Clarkson during the 2010-11 season, where Clarkson earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors. Clarkson was selected as the No. 46 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by Washington.

Cason worked for three years (2011-14) as an assistant at Vanderbilt under Kevin Stallings and helped the Commodores post a 56-43 (.566) record. Vanderbilt registered a 25-11 mark in 2011-12, won the SEC Tournament Championship for the first time in 60 years and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Third Round.

He helped develop a pair of 2012 SEC First Team selections in Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins. Taylor, who finished his career as the school’s second all-time leading scorer (1,897), was selected as the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Charlotte. As a junior in 2011-12, Jenkins led the SEC in scoring (19.9 ppg) and topped the nation in 3-pointers made per game (3.9) while earning Third Team All-America honors by The AP. He was selected as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Atlanta.

He served as an assistant coach for two seasons (2003-05) at TCU. The Horned Frogs registered a 21-14 mark and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals in 2004-05.

Prior to his time in Fort Worth, Texas, Cason spent three years (2000-03) as the director of basketball operations at North Carolina under head coach Matt Doherty. In his first season, the Tar Heels won 26 games and earned a No. 1 national ranking late in the regular season. UNC won a share of the ACC Regular Season Championship with a 13-3 league record, advanced to the ACC Tournament Final and claimed a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Cason also served as director of basketball operations at Notre Dame for one season (1999-2000) under Doherty. The Irish posted a 22-15 record and advanced to the NIT Championship Final. He also worked for three seasons (1996-99) as an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois University.

Collegiately, Cason played his first two years (1991-93) of basketball at the College of Southern Idaho. He led the Scenic West Conference in assists during each of his two seasons and earned Second Team All-Region honors as a sophomore. He played his final two seasons at Illinois State, when Stallings was the head coach for the Redbirds.

Cason led the Missouri Valley Conference in assists in both years and remains the school’s leader in career assists per game (6.0). In his senior campaign, he earned Second Team All-MVC honors, claimed the Doug Collins Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player and was named the top athlete at Illinois State. Cason also set the school single-game record for assists with 16.

He began his coaching career as a student assistant coach under Stallings. Cason earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Illinois State in 1996.
Cason and his wife, Tamara, have three children: daughters Da-Via and Taylor, and son, DJ.

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