Sampson Makes Final Four
'Kelvin Sampson: The OU Basketball
Class of 1978, men's basketball coach at Oklahoma University, recently
guided his team to the "Final Four" of NCAA championships.
The Sooners lost to Indiana University Saturday in the semifinals, but
Sampson proved once again that he is one of the best basketball coaches
A Pembroke native
and son of Ned and Eva Sampson, Sampson played baseball and basketball
at UNCP. Ned was the first person inducted into the UNCP Athletic Hall
he became a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State University. He
has been head coach at Montana Tech and Washington State before being
hired by Oklahoma in 1994.
He took the Oklahoma
job on the advice of retired UNC-Chapel Hill coach Dean Smith, who said
he would go the NCAA tournament every year there. Sampson did not disappoint
For more on Kelvin
Sampson, a new biography was released this year: "Kelvin
Sampson: The OU Basketball Story;" by Steve Richardson, Republic
of Texas Press; 2002.
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