OSU Basketball: Boynton Completes Staff

Oklahoma State head basketball coach Mike Boynton has completed his staff with a couple of hires that will become official later this week. The third and final full-time assistant coach will be former Florida Gulf Coast assistant Michael Fly.

Oklahoma State head basketball coach Mike Boynton has completed his staff with a couple of hires that will become official later this week. The third and final full-time assistant coach will be former Florida Gulf Coast assistant Michael Fly. Fly's hiring was first reported by Mark Cooper of The Tulsa World. The Cowboys director of basketball operations will be Lance Troester, who will move over from compliance in the athletics department. Troester, who will replace the departed Joey Biggs, who left for the same position at Illinois with former Cowboys head coach Brad Underwood, is a former assistant director of basketball operations at Florida State under Leonard Hamilton.

Fly, who worked under both Andy Enfield and Joe Dooley at FGCU during the last six seasons and the five season run of hoops success at the small Florida liberal arts school, has most recently been the top assistant on the staff for Dooley. He was there for the Sweet 16 run with the Eagles during the 2012-13 basketball season and NCAA Tournament. Fly crossed paths with Troester at Florida State as he was there for three seasons as video coordinator under Hamilton. He has also worked for the NCAA and the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Fly is 33-years-old and is a native of Fulton, Kentucky and a University of Kentucky alumnus. He will join Lamont Evans, who is the associate head coach now at Oklahoma State, and former Miami of Ohio head coach John Cooper on Boynton's staff.    

Troester joins fellow members of the support staff in strength and conditioning coach Jake Manzelmann and former conditioning assistant and Cowboy player Keiton Page who is now director of player development.


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