Kyron Stokes is in his eighth season with the Oral Roberts University women’s basketball program and in his second as Associate Head Coach after four years as an Assistant Coach. In his position, Stokes shares responsibility for all aspects of the Golden Eagle team, including recruiting, scouting and player development. Stokes was named to the inaugural Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s ‘Thirty Under 30’ list in 2015.
During individual sessions, Stokes works primarily with ORU’s backcourt players. Under his leadership, three of ORU’s top four scorers in 2013-14 hailed from the freshman class. He also played a major role in recruiting 10 new players to the ORU roster in the last two off-seasons. Stokes joined the ORU women’s basketball staff as Director of Operations on June 6, 2012, He tasted postseason glory in his first season on the Golden Eagle bench, as Oral Roberts won the 2013 Southland Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Stokes averaged 4.8 points per game over his 77-game collegiate career, and he was a member of two 20-win teams for the ORU men’s program.
“Bringing a young, up-and-coming coach like Kyron into the mix will be a great benefit for our staff, and I know our players will enjoy working with him,” said head coach Misti Cussen.
“Kyron is already a member of the ORU basketball family, and I am very happy that we will be able to keep him here for another season.”
“It’s always been a dream of mine to make my career coaching basketball,” said Stokes. “I am honored and excited that I can start here at ORU, a school where I have spent many great years already.”
A native of Mansfield, Texas, Stokes spent the 2011-12 season as a graduate assistant on the ORU men’s basketball coaching staff. In that capacity, Stokes assisted with practices, film exchange and stat keeping, helping the Golden Eagles to a 27-7 record and a Summit League regular season title.
ORU also participated in the National Invitation Tournament during Stokes’ season on the bench, and they earned victories over Texas Tech, Missouri State, SMU and No. 8 Xavier.
Stokes graduated from ORU in May of 2012 with a B.S. in Marketing. He also earned his MBA from ORU in 2015. He and his wife Brittany reside in Tulsa, and they have a two daughters, Briley and Kynlee.