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Steve Lutz Adds Marcus Edwards as Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 6, 2024

STILLWATER – Marcus Edwards has been hired as Oklahoma State men's basketball's new strength and conditioning coach, head coach Steve Lutz announced today.

Edwards spent the past two seasons with the men's hoops program at Vanderbilt after serving in a similar capacity at Missouri, Wyoming and Southern Illinois.

Lutz said:

"Our brand of basketball requires physically and mentally resilient athletes, and Marcus has an extensive track record of developing them. He's a hard worker who is passionate about his craft and about helping student-athletes reach their full potential. He's an outstanding mentor and relationship builder, and I know he will have a positive impact on our program. Please join me in welcoming Marcus, his wife Anika, and their children, Ahna and MeeJay, to the Cowboy Family."

During his time in Nashville, Edwards worked under former NBA all-star and 2023 SEC Coach of the Year Jerry Stackhouse. In his first season, the Commodores posted 22 wins and reached the NIT quarterfinals.

Edwards did two separate tours at his alma mater, Missouri, under former head coach Cuonzo Martin. He was assistant strength and conditioning coach during the 2017-18 season when Mizzou reached the NCAA tournament as a No. 8 seed. He returned to Columbia for the 2021-22 campaign as the program's director of athletic performance.

In between, Edwards left his mark on men's basketball programs at Wyoming (2018-19) and Southern Illinois (2019-21).

Edwards has also achieved basketball success as a player, winning back-to-back Kansas Class 4A State titles as Kansas City Sumner High School.

The 2015 Missouri graduate added a master's degree from the University of Texas in 2017 following a two-year turn as a graduate strength and conditioning intern. He's also Strength & Conditioning Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association.

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Steve Lutz Adds Marcus Edwards as Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Great. and it looks like he's found a place were he can finally settle down for a few years.

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