following his successful stint at trinity valley, he became the youngest coach ever to be inducted into the national nior college hall of fame. >> a decade ago, osu suffered a tragic loss when ten members of the men's basketball program died in a plane crash in colorado. the plane was returning from a game in colorado when an electrical failure caused the pilot to lose control and crash into a snowy field. >>> the women's basketbl team at u.t. arlington is feeling the loss as well.
uta was scheduled to play osu this weekend. that game has been cancelled. the mavericks' head coach was good friends with coach kurt budke. she spoke about the caring attitude he had towards his players. >> kept up with where his players were. if there was a job opening, he might call and say think about this kid. she played for me at such and such. just that stuff. but just a very witty, funny, caring person. >> while
uta and osu are competitors, players from both teams know each other well and say the loss will be felt in the women's basketball community.