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Budke: A winner at every stop

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Ex-Techsters’ head coach built lengthy, successful resume
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Kurt Budke served as an associate head coach and head coach during his time at Louisiana Tech University, including being the successor to Hall of Famer Leon Barmore at the Lady Techsters’ helm.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Kurt Budke believed in Oklahoma State when no one else did, and he wasn’t afraid to show it.

Less than two years after his Cowgirls failed to win any of their 16 conference games, Budke led them up against powerhouse Oklahoma and reigning national player of the year Courtney Paris. He supported his upstart team with a fashion statement: the brightest orange blazer he could find.

Behind a scintillating 45-point game from Andrea Riley, the Cowgirls upset the sixth-ranked Sooners for the first time in nine years.

Wherever Budke went, he won.

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