OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport, right, welcomes new Bison men’s basketball coach Quinn Wooldridge (Photo: Bill Pope)

OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport, right, welcomes new Bison men’s basketball coach Quinn Wooldridge (Photo: Bill Pope)

SHAWNEE—A 1999 OBU graduate and 2012 OBU Hall of Fame inductee, Wooldridge played all four years as a Bison, finishing his career as the all-time leader in games played and third all-time in career scoring with 1,886 points. He also owns OBU’s season and career records for made and attempted three-pointers.

“I was here as a player under Coach Hoffman and came back and worked under Coach Tolin. Right now I feel like I’m walking in the footsteps of giants,” Wooldridge said. “This is home to me.”

He will be the first coach for the Bison as an NCAA basketball team. OBU joins the Great American Conference and leaves behind the NAIA next season.

“We’re elated to get Quinn here and for this opportunity for him to come home,” said OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport. “I think he is a great choice to lead Bison basketball into this new stage.”

The Wooldridge family (Photo: Bill Pope)

The Wooldridge family (Photo: Bill Pope)

He comes to OBU from Southwestern Christian University, where he was the head coach for three seasons and coached five All-Conference selections, as well as 2014 NAIA Dunk Contest winner and current member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Tyler Inman.

Wooldridge also was the head coach at University of the Southwest and had assistant coach stints at OBU, Oklahoma City, Wayland Baptist, Missouri Baptist, Lyon and Eastern Oklahoma State and coached in the NAIA Tournament in 2002, 2008 and 2010.

Wooldridge also served as head boy’s basketball coach at both Edmond North and McAlester High Schools.

A native of McAlester, Wooldridge earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Oklahoma Baptist in 1999 and his Master’s of Education from East Central University in 2003.

Quinn and his wife, OBU Hall of Famer Andy Holubova Wooldridge, have three children: Michal, Lukas, and Gabi.

Wooldridge succeeds Doug Tolin, who finished his hall-of-fame career with 402 wins.

Coaching Timeline

1999 – Asst. Coach, Missouri Baptist

2001 – Asst. Coach, Oklahoma Baptist

2002 – Asst. Coach Lyon College

2003 – Head Boys Coach, McAlester High School

2005 – Asst. Coach, Eastern Oklahoma State

2006 – Asst. Coach, Wayland Baptist

2008 – Head Coach, University of the Southwest

2009 – Asst. Coach, Oklahoma City University

2011 – Head Boys Coach, Edmond North H.S.

2012 – Head Coach, S.W. Christian University

College Win-Loss Record

2008-09 – University of the Southwest 9-22

2012-13 – S.W. Christian University 10-21

2013-14 – S.W. Christian University 6-22

2014-15 – S.W. Christian University 8-20

College Career Total 33-85