Sean Sutton Will Join the Red Raider Basketball Team as Assistant
According to texastech.com, Sean Sutton has joined the Texas Tech Basketball program as an adviser to Chris Beard. Sutton comes from Oral Roberts where he spent the last six seasons as an assistant. Sutton also has experience as the head coach at Oklahoma State.
Sutton has coached on a team that was a part of 13 NCAA Tournaments, seven NCAA Sweet 16s, five NITs, three NCAA Elite Eights and two NCAA Final Fours as a student-athlete and coach.
"It's an honor and a privilege to join Chris Beard's staff at Texas Tech," Sutton said. "Chris has been a loyal friend and someone that I've had tremendous respect for through the years in the coaching profession. I have always admired his passion for basketball, his integrity, his relentless work ethic and his devotion to his players. Chris is a very gifted coach, an excellent recruiter and one of the most competitive people I've ever been around. I'm excited about the opportunity to work under his leadership, be a part of his outstanding coaching staff and rejoining the Big 12 conference which is the one of the premier leagues in the country. I appreciate the warm reception that I have received from everyone associated in the Texas Tech basketball family. I'm looking forward to starting practice next week. I'm motivated to contribute everything I can to insure a great season and a spot for this team in the NCAA Tournament. I'm anxious to get to know all the great Red Raider fans and seeing a packed United Supermarkets Arena this season."
As Head Coach of the Oklahoma State Head Coach Sutton turned in a 39-29 mark during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons with both teams securing NIT bids. The Cowboys racked up 11 seasons of 20 or more wins during Sutton's 15-year tenure as an assistant coach, associate head coach and head coach. He was designated the national recruiter of the year by Rivals.com in 2005 and twice had the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.
The recruiting prowess is no doubt why Chris Beard has hired Sean Sutton.
Sutton played his final two seasons at Oklahoma State going to back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances notching 167 assists as a senior. His 44.4 three-point percentage is a program record.
The Sutton family has combined for 1,171 victories between Hall of Fame father, Eddie, Sean and his brother Scott.