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Darin Grover
Head Women's Coach

In 2005 Darin Grover took over as head women’s basketball coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State, becoming just the fourth head coach in the program’s history.

He was named the Great American Conference Coach of the Year following the 2014-15 season after leading his squad to a 20-10 record.  That season featured three All-GAC selections, including first teamer Emily Williams who became the 11th player to join the 1,000 point club and the third to do it while playing for Grover.

In his time at the helm he has tallied a 156-124 mark and taken the squad from a 10 win team his first season to a trio of 20-win seasons, doing so in the 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-15 season, as well as two trips to the NCAA South Central Region Tournament. He has amassed a 233-142 record over his coaching career.

Six of his 10 season have been winning season and he has never won fewer than 10 games in a season.

In conference play between the Lone Star Conference and the GAC he has tallied an 83-71 mark, going 47-31 in the LSC before stepping into the GAC where he has gone 36-40.

His teams have been dominant at home with a 90-37 record in the confines of Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium and later Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Grover surpassed the 100-win mark with the school in his sixth year at SE in an 89-65 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Feb 21, 2011, and would pick up his 150th win helming the Storm to a 96-83 win at home over Henderson State on Feb. 7, 2015.

He reached his 200th overall career win with a win 76-64 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Feb. 14. 2013.

Over his time at SE Grover’s teams have had 22 all-conference honorees, including six first team selections and five second team.

In addition to his Coach of the Year honor in 2015, he has coached Lone Star Conference North Division Newcomer of the year Destiny Brown who would also go on to earn All-South Central Region honors.

His teams have also been solid in the classroom where women’s basketball ranks near the top of the team GPA standings among SE’s programs and has placed 27 players on the All-Academic teams between the LSC and the GAC, with Staci Willis earning Academic Player of the Year honors in 2006 following his first year at the helm.

The Storm have been a force on its home court under Grover where they have compiled a 90-37 record between Bloomer Sullivan Gym and Bloomer Sullivan Arena which is winning at a 70.9 percent clip, with four seasons of 10 or more home wins and just one in which they finished under .500 with a 6-7 record.

Prior to coming to Southeastern, Grover spent three seasons at NEO in Miami, Okla., where he put together an 81.1 winning percentage as he led the Lady Norse to a 77-18 record and was named the Region II Junior College Coach of the Year.

In his time as head coach at NEO, his squad was ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation and won the Region II Championship in 2002-03, making him the youngest coach in NEO history to win a regional championship.

Before taking the helm as the head coach for the Lady Norse, Grover spent seven seasons an assistant coach during which time the program amassed a 177-52 record, while claiming two regional championships (2000 and 2002) and three Bi-State Conference championships (2000, 2001 and 2002). In 1999-2000, the Lady Norse finished runner-up at the NJCAA National Tournament. He also coached five All-Americans and two WNBA draft picks in his time as an assistant.

A native of Miami, Okla., Grover earned an associate’s degree from NEO in 1992 after spending two seasons as manager for the men’s basketball team.

Following that he spent one season at The University of Tulsa as a manager for Tubby Smith before going on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State in 1995. Grover later earned a master’s degree in health and human performance from Northeastern State in 2002.

Grover, wife Courtney, daughter Sydney and son Case, reside in Durant.

Kelly Green
Head Men's Coach

Kelly Green took over the reins for the Southeastern Oklahoma State men’s basketball program during the spring of 2011.

Over four seasons he has put together a 51-61 record with the Savage Storm overall with a 36-40 record in Great American Conference play.

He has also coached six all-conference honorees, including three-straight first team selections in Chris Roussell (2012-13), Urald King (2013-14) and Taylor Smaller (2014-15).

The Storm continued to improve in his second year at the helm with a 15-12 mark during the 2012-13 season, finishing in a tie for fourth in the GAC standings.

SE would pass that mark and finish tied for third in the league standings after the 2014-15 season which finished with a 15-14 record.

Green’s teams have qualified for the conference tournament in every season since he arrived on campus.

In his first season with the Savage Storm he posted a 12-17 record, a five game turnaround from the previous season, and the squad won four of its last five regular season games and advanced to the Great American Conference tournament.  The postseason game was SE's first since the 2006-07 season.

He coached his first all-GAC player in Zac Downing and also guided the league's first Freshman of the Year in Antonio Worthy.

Green joins the Storm family after 14 seasons as head coach at Arizona Western, a junior college program in Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, where he racked up a 342-107 record, winning 76.2 percent of his contests.

In all, he has amassed 28 years of coaching experience, 21 of those as a collegiate head coach where he has amassed a record of 430-213, good for a .669 winning percentage.

He was the longest tenured coach in AWC program history and led the team to 13 consecutive Region I Playoff appearances.

The Matadors wrapped the 2010-11 season with 23 wins and Green averaged 24 wins per season over his 14 years at the helm, making AWC the winningest college or university men’s basketball program in the state of Arizona over that time.

Green led AWC to 11 Region I final appearances and won the regional championship five times. He has been named the ACCAC Coach of the Year six times and was named the district Coach of the Year three times.

His first head coaching stint came at Frank Phillips College in Texas, where as the youngest head coach in the Lone Star State at that time. He proceeded to lead the men’s basketball team to its first winning season in a decade.

Green then went to Texas JC power Western Texas College before getting his first taste of NCAA Division I coaching as the top assistant at the University of Texas-Pan American.

While at UTPA, the team recorded the 4th-best turnaround in NCAA Division I and had the highest conference finish in school history.

Kelly also had brief stops at Western New Mexico and Angleton (TX) High School before landing at AWC.

He has added to the extremely successful Green Family coaching pedigree. His father, Cletus, recently compiled 767 wins as a head coach at the high school, community college and NCAA Division II level. Kelly's brother, Steve, is the head coach of the South Plains College men’s basketball team, and led them to their first-ever NJCAA Division I Basketball Championship in 2008, earning him the NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year Award.

He is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State where he lettered in basketball and tennis for two years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from NWOSU and a Master's Degree in Education from Oklahoma City.

Kelly is married to the former Ginger Ratzlaff of Mannford, Okla., and they have a daughter, Caspian, and a son, Dakota.