WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College men’s basketball coach Scott Edgar captured his 200th career win with a 86-78 victory over Redlands Community College on Monday.
A veteran coach, Edgar has coached at the collegiate level for 34 years. His teams have advanced to postseason play 17 times and he has recruited or coached 20 NBA players.
Edgar said reaching the career milestone was special.
“I’ve had a lot of great people in my life and I’ve been really blessed with the guys I’ve coached,” Edgar said. “Who knows what you do, where you go or how many more games you win. But, I told these guys that they will always be part of this special night because this was the group that gave me number 200.”
“Then I told them I want 10 more,” he added, laughing.
Edgar is in his third season as head men’s basketball coach at Eastern. Last year, Edgar led the Mountaineers to a historic 32-5 season, a fourth place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament and a Region II Championship. He is 67-28 during his time at Eastern.
"We are proud of Coach Edgar and his accomplishment. For those that know anything about basketball, reaching this milestone is not easy,” said Eastern president Stephen Smith. “He has not only been an excellent coach for Eastern, but a good role model and leader for our student athletes."