2014-15 Men's Basketball Coaches
Doug Tolin
Doug Tolin Image
Head Coach
14th Season

Doug Tolin, coach at OBU since 2000-01, has led the Bison to 12 consecutive NAIA Tournaments, including the national championship in 2010. His teams have reached at least the quarterfinal round seven times. He has led the Bison to the NAIA championship game three times. Voted SAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2012, Tolin was NAIA Coach of the Year in 2010.

Tolin led his Bison to three consecutive regular season conference titles from 2002-04 and another three in a row from 2010-2012. In his second season, Tolin took the team to the NAIA championship game before winning it all in 2010. He got the Bison back to the finals in 2012.

His 2002 squad reached the NAIA championship game and his Bison have been in the national semifinals three times. His squads have won at least two games at the NAIA Championships in all but three seasons.


Tolin has put together six 30-or-more-win teams, with his lowest win total being a 23-win campaign.

Tolin has coached nine All-NAIA Tournament picks, nine first-team All-Americans, a third-team All-American and three NAIA Players of the Year, as well as eight All-America honorable mention selections and 11 NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes.

A 1975 graduate of East Central University, Tolin, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in secondary education, also from ECU. He attended high school at Bartlesville Sooner High School, graduating in 1971.

He was selected OBCA, Oklahoma Coaches Association and All-City Coach of the Year in 1999 and owns more than 10 other conference, regional and district Coach of the Year awards.

He was selected to coach the Faith 7 Game in 1993 and coached the Oklahoma All-Stars to a 108-107 win over Texas.

 Tolin and his wife, Susan, have three grown children, Christy, Kyle and Keely.
 

 
Jeff Platt
Assistant Coach

Jeff Platt joined the OBU coaching staff prior to the 2013-14 season after three years as head coach at Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia.

 

A former Bison point guard, Platt stayed at OBU after his senior season as a graduate assistant while completing his degree at the University of Tulsa, where he started his playing career.

 

After a year as a graduate assistant at OBU, Platt took a similar position at Arizona State University and assisted with perimeter players and recruiting, among other duties.

 

Platt also was an assistant at Westpointe after serving as an assistant at U.S. Air Force Prep, and as a head coach at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona.  While in Arizona, he also helped start Arizona Premier Basketball Academy.

 

As a Bison, Platt was a team captain and averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 assists on the 1999-2000 team.

 

He earned three letters at TU, making three NCAA Tournament appearances with the Golden Hurricane. The squad posted a 69-28 mark in Platt's three seasons in Tulsa under head coaches Steve Robinson and Bill Self. During his high school career at Arkansas Baptist High School in Little Rock he was selected state tournament co-most valuable player award in 1995. He was also named the MVP of the regional tournament, and earned all-metro and all-conference accolades. Platt was a member of the Arkansas Wings AAU squad that won national championships in 1993 and 1995.

Platt earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from TU in May 2000 and went on to complete a master's degree in physical education at East Central University in 2001.

Platt and his wife, Noelle, have three daughters.

 
Warren Zachary
Manager
 
Blake Zinck
Manager