Bo Overton

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Bo Overton
Oklahoma City Stars
Position Head coach
League Sooner Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 56)
Ada, Oklahoma
Career information
High school Ada (Ada, Oklahoma)
College Oklahoma (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 9 / Pick: 224th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1984–1985
Position Guard
Coaching career 1983–present
Career history
As player:
1984–1985 Toronto Tornadoes (CBA)
As coach:
1983–1984 Oklahoma (men's grad. asst.)
1985–1986 Pensacola Tornadoes (CBA) (asst.)
1987–1988 Oral Roberts (men's asst.)
1989–1991 Murray State CC (men's)
1991–1993 Oral Roberts (men's asst.)
1993–1994 Southwest Texas State (men's asst.)
1994–1998 Louisiana Tech (men's asst.)
1998–2004 Oklahoma (women's asst.)
2004–2006 UMKC (women's)
2007 Chicago Sky
2009–2010 Bahamas (women's asst.)
2011–2012 Liaoning Hengye (China)
2012 China (women's asst.)
2012–2013 Guangdong Dolphins (China)
2013–2014 Dynamo Kursk (Russia)
2015–present Oklahoma City U (women's)

Glenn "Bo" Overton[1] (born July 9, 1960)[2] is an American basketball coach who is currently the head women's basketball coach at Oklahoma City University. Prior to OCU, he was coaching in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Ada, Oklahoma, Overton was the 1979 Oklahoma High School Basketball Player of the Year as a senior at Ada High School.[2]

Overton played at the University of Oklahoma from 1980 to 1983, and was a starting point guard. At the end of his career, he held school records for free throw percentage, assists and games played.

Professional playing career[edit]

He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1983 NBA Draft. He played for the Toronto Tornadoes of the Continental Basketball Association in the 1984–85 season, then was an assistant coach for that team, which by then moved to Pensacola, Florida, in the 1985–86 season.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

He was the head coach and athletic director at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma from 1989 to 1991. Overton was a men's basketball assistant coach at Oral Roberts (1987 to 1988 and 1991 to 1993), Texas State (1993 to 1994), and Louisiana Tech (1994 to 1998) as a men's assistant coach.[4]

Overton returned to his alma mater to coach Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball under Sherri Coale. The Sooners played in the 2002 Final Four. After OU he was the head coach at UMKC.[5]

On December 12, 2006, Overton resigned from UMKC to become head coach for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA.[6][7] He resigned on March 12, 2008, following a 14–20 season.[8]

Overton was a consultant to the WNBA's Tulsa Shock from 2008 to 2009. From 2009 to 2010, he was an assistant coach for the Bahamas women's national basketball team.[9][10] Overton then coached for Liaoning Hengye of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) from 2011 to 2012.[11] Overton then coached the China women's national basketball team during the 2012 Summer Olympics, then the Guangdong Dragons of the WCBA in the 2012–13 season and Dynamo Kursk of the Russian Women's Basketball Premier League in 2013–14.[9] In 2015, Overton became head women's basketball coach at Oklahoma City University.[12]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UMKC Kangaroos (Mid-Continent Conference) (2004–2006)
2004–05 UMKC 10–20 6–10 7th[13]
2005–06 UMKC 10–18 8–8 6th[14]
2006–07 UMKC 2–9 (resigned)
UMKC: 22–47 14–18
Oklahoma City Stars (Sooner Athletic Conference) (2015–present)
2015–16 Oklahoma City 20–9 15–3 2nd[15] NAIA D-I First Round[16]
Total: 42–56

WNBA[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Chicago 2007 34 14 20 .412 6th in Eastern
Career 34 14 20 .412

References[edit]

  1. ^ he Basketball Draft Fact Book, p. 303.
  2. ^ a b "Glenn Bo Overton". The Oklahoman. June 13, 1999. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bo Overton: A China adventure
  4. ^ a b "Bo Overton". University of Oklahoma. Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bo Overton". UMKC. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Overton leaves UMKC mid-season to lead Sky". ESPN. December 13, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ "New Sky Coach/GM Overton Set for the Draft". Chicago Sky. March 29, 2007. 
  8. ^ http://origin.wnba.com/sky/news/sky_timeline.html
  9. ^ a b https://www.linkedin.com/in/bo-overton-669b7a42
  10. ^ Claxton, Joe (May 12, 2014). "Bo Overton has logged many miles since days at Ada High". Ada News. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ Tramel, Berry (August 27, 2011). "Bo Overton: A China adventure". The Oklahoman. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bo Overton". Oklahoma City University. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  13. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20050913021518/http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/confstandings?confID=15
  14. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20060423043336/http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/standings
  15. ^ http://www.soonerathletic.org/sport/0/5.php
  16. ^ http://www.ocusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball&tab=schedule2

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Preceded by
Dave Cowens
Chicago Sky Head Coach
2007
Succeeded by
Steven Key