Former Altus High School basketball standout, Eddie Broughton, enters his first season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Oklahoma City University.
Broughton was an assistant coach at Western Oklahoma State College under current head coach, Rolando De La Barerra. Broughton then went on to Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan. and most recently at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee.
Broughton took over a St. Gregory’s program that was struggling. Broughton helped orchestrate the biggest turnaround in the NAIA, the 2013-2014 season. St. Gregory’s was a +17 in the win column that year. That +17 was more than any other team in NAIA Division I. SGU shattered several school marks en route to a NAIA National Championship Final Four appearance. That trip to the final four was/is the deepest run that the St. Gregory’s team has ever advanced in the postseason.
St. Gregory’s had a program-best 24 wins, including 10 over ranked opponents and 12 conference wins while Broughton was on the staff.
In two years at St. Gregory’s, Broughton assisted in 22 conference wins and 38 wins overall. Prior to Broughton’s services, St. Gregory’s had won nine conference games and 28 overall wins in five seasons combined.
Broughton holds a degree in Sports Management and in Marketing, and is the son of Nadine Broughton of Altus, and Al Broughton of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Broughton’s new gig at OCU puts him right in the heart of a tradition rich basketball school. Oklahoma City University is ripe with winning tradition. The university boasts a total of 59 National Championship titles from all sports combined.
Congratulations Eddie Broughton and good luck on your upcoming season.
Broughton is another local boy made good.
GO BULLDOGS !!
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