Sean Sutton

Sean Sutton (born October 4, 1968)

Teams coached: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State record: 39-29 (.574)
Overall record: 39-29 (.574)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2007, 2008)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2023 Texas Tech (advisor to the HC)
2011-2017 Oral Roberts (asst)
2010-2011 Oral Roberts (advisor to the HC)
2006-2008 Oklahoma State
1993-2006 Oklahoma State (asst)
1992-1993 Ole Miss (asst)

Sean Sutton Facts

  • Sean Patrick Sutton
  • Born October 4, 1968
  • Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma State University (BA, 1992)
  • Son of late Hall of Fame head coach Eddie Sutton and older brother to former Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton
    • Born in Idaho, Sean and his brothers grew up in various college towns as their father climbed the coaching ranks
  • Started his college career at Kentucky, playing two seasons for his father; played in the 1988 Sweet Sixteen
  • Transferred to Oklahoma State where his father was hired in 1990, playing in two more Sweet Sixteens
    • Was honorable mention All-Big Eight in both seasons as a Cowboys’ player
  • Spent one year on Rob Evans‘ staff at Ole Miss as an assistant coach after his playing career ended
  • Returned to alma mater OSU in 1993, spending the next 13 seasons as one of his father’s assistants
    • During that time, the Cowboys appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments and reached the Final Four twice
    • As the head coach-designate, Sean was named interim head coach in 2006 when a car accident forced his father to take an extended medical leave; Eddie would retire later that season
      • Stayed on for two seasons as the head coach, going 39-29 and reaching the NIT in both years
      • Resigned in 2008 citing the pressure and expectations he faced following in his father‘s footsteps
  • After a couple years away from coaching, Sean became an advisor to his brother, Scott, at Oral Roberts in 2010
    • Elevated to assistant coach in 2011, working with the program for a total of seven seasons
    • Was part of four postseason tournaments (1 NIT, 1 CBI, 2 CIT) during his tenure at ORU
  • Hired in 2017 to be an advisor to head coach Chris Beard at Texas Tech
    • On the staff in 2019 when the Red Raiders finished as NCAA Tournament Runner-up
    • Remained on staff in that capacity through the 2022-23 season, the last two years advising Mark Adams
  • Along with his wife, Trena, has three sons

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