Ferris grad Wayne Tinkle hired as Oregon State basketball coach

Ferris grad Wayne Tinkle hired as Oregon State basketball coach

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SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 21: Head coach Wayne Tinkle of the Montana Grizzlies speaks from the sideline in the first half against the Syracuse Orange during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at HP Pavilion on March 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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by AP / KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Wayne Tinkle, who coached the past eight seasons at Montana, has been hired as Oregon State's new head coach on Monday night.

Tinkle is a 1984 graduate of Ferris High School in Spokane.

Tinkle took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times in his tenure with the team. Montana finished below .500 only once during that span.

The 48-year-old replaces Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, after he was fired earlier this month following six seasons with the Beavers where he failed to make the NCAA tournament. The once-proud Beavers have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1990.

Tinkle went 158-91 with the Grizzlies, compiling the second-most victories in school history. The only slight on his resume at Montana was an inability to get an NCAA tournament victory, something the Grizzlies have not had since beating Nevada in the first round in 2006.



 

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