TULSA — Binam spent one season as an assistant at her alma mater after a successful high school coaching career. The former Krista Ragan scored 2,152 points during her playing career and led ORU to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
"We will miss Krista greatly, but I have complete understanding and respect for her decision to spend more time at home as a mother," said Cussen. "Krista has been a part of our program in some capacity for the past eighteen years, and we know that she will continue to be a part of our close knit ORU basketball family."
Rounding out Cussen’s 2013-14 coaching staff are Bojan Jankovic, who will return for his fourth season at ORU, and Royce Samuels, who will return for his second.
Oral Roberts went 18-13 last season and won the Southland Conference regular season and tournament titles. The Golden Eagles advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history, falling to Tennessee in the opening round.