New Illinois head coach Brad Underwood has made an addition to his staff in Champaign. Oklahoma State’s Joey Biggs announced on Wednesday that he’ll be leaving Stillwater to join the Fighting Illini in some sort of support role.
Stillwater and Cowboy Nation,
Thank you for fifteen wonderful years at Oklahoma State University. It has been an unbelievable journey. My family and I have enjoyed every minute. I want to thank Dr. Harry Birdwell, Eddie Sutton, Sean Sutton, Travis Ford, Mike Holder, Brad Underwood, and countless others for the opportunities I was provided at Oklahoma State. My experiences have helped shape me in my career and as a person. A part of me will always be a “Cowboy.” Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciate for my time in Stillwater. As I complete my journey in Stillwater, I say THANK YOU to everyone at OSU and in Cowboy nation.
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I begin my next journey at the University of Illinois with Coach Brad Underwood. GO ILLINI.
Biggs spent the last 15 years at Oklahoma State as an assistant athletic director for basketball. According to an official biography page, the long-time staffer was responsible for the oversight of budgeting, traveling, scheduling, alumni relations, and administrative functions for the Cowboys’ program. Biggs also oversaw marketing efforts for the entire Oklahoma State athletic department from 2002-06.
Essentially, Biggs’ responsibilities were akin to what Illinois has typically expected out of their Director of Basketball Operations position.
Illini Inquirer also reported that Oklahoma State staffers Stephen Gentry (director of player development) and Patrick Schulte (video coordinator) are other possible candidates that may make a similar jump to Illinois.