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ORU mourns the passing of Ken Trickey

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Updated: 12/04/2012 3:55 pm Published: 12/04/2012 3:53 pm

TULSA, Okla.-The Oral Roberts athletics department has lost one of its former men’s basketball coaches, Hall of Famer Ken Trickey.

Trickey spent two stints (1969-74, 1987-93) leading the men’s basketball program, coaching for a total of 11 years and left in 1993 as the winningest coach in school history, having since been passed by current Head Coach Scott Sutton.

In his first five years, Trickey led the then Titans to three postseason appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 1974. Trickey took over a 14-10 team and in his first year led ORU to a 27-4 record. He posted at least 20 wins in each of his first five seasons and finished his career with a 214-116 (0.648) record.

Trickey was elected into the ORU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the first coach inducted. He coached six All-Americans at ORU, including Hall of Famers Richard Fuqua and Anthony Roberts, and had 10 players drafted by the NBA or ABA.

Story courtesy of ORU media relations.

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