Death of Kurt Budke

June 3, 1961 - November 17, 2011
Stillwater, Oklahoma | Age 50

Okla. State Cowgirls coach dies in crash
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JEFF LATZKE, The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) —Kurt Budke was a successful junior college coach when he took over Louisiana Tech. He engineered an impressive turnaround when he moved to Oklahoma State.

Wherever Budke went, he won.

The charismatic coach who turned the Cowgirls into an NCAA tournament regular was killed along with assistant coach Miranda Serna and two other people in a plane crash in Arkansas late Thursday. The two coaches, who had worked...

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