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Oklahoma State's Smith Named Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year
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Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith has been named the Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year by a vote of the league's head coaches. Smith led the Cowboys to their second-consecutive Big 12 Championship title and a third-place finish at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. This marks the 11th time Smith has been honored with the award.

The Cowboys went 11-5 this season, including a perfect 3-0 record against conference opponents. Oklahoma State claimed six individual Big 12 Championship titles and qualified all 10 starters for the NCAA Championships. OSU’s third-place finish at the national event marked its second-straight year to finish in the top three and record at least five All-Americans.

In his 23 years in Stillwater, Smith has coached 28 national champions, 107 All-Americans and 88 conference champions. Under his direction OSU has racked up five NCAA team championships, 15 conference team championships and the league's regular season conference title twice en-route to a 357-52-6 overall record.

Big 12 Coach of the Year
1997 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
1998 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
1999 -- Jack Spates, Oklahoma
              Bobby Douglas, Iowa State
2000 -- Bobby Douglas, Iowa State
2001 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2002 -- Jake Spates, Oklahoma
2003 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2004 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2005 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2006 -- Jack Spates, Oklahoma
              John Smith, Oklahoma State
2007 -- Cael Sanderson, Iowa State
2008 -- Mark Manning, Nebraska
2009 --  Mark Manning, Nebraska
2010 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2011 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2012 -- Brian Smith, Missouri
2013 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State
2014 -- John Smith, Oklahoma State

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