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March 22, 2013

Pryor product Bostwick leads Lions to title game

PRYOR, OK — Former Pryor Tiger basketballer Donnie Bostwick led his team to the NAIA Division I national title game Tuesday.

Bostwick, a 1987 graduate of Pryor High School, is the current head coach of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Bostwick led the Lions to their first-ever trip to the national championship game in just his second season at the helm.

SAGU, which went 33-5 on the year, lost in the title game 88-62 to Georgetown (Ky.).

Bostwick garnered All-State honors while at Pryor. He was the first freshman starter in school history and was later named MVP of the conference.

Bostwick went on to be a two-time MVP at John Brown (Ark.) University and won a national title with the Eagles, while posting a career .461 3-point shooting mark.

Bostwick went 63-20 in his first coaching job at Vinita before heading into the college ranks. Bostwick  coached for four years at Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville, where he compiled a 120-20 record and led OKWU to the 2009 NAIA Division II national championship before accepting the head job at SAGU.

Bostwick began his career in collegiate coaching as an assistant at John Brown, where he coached for 10 years.

Note: Some information provided by Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU sports information director.

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