|Alma Mater:||Oklahoma State|
Ford Stuen was elevated to an assistant coach in the summer of 2019. He previously spent three years as Saint Louis University’s men’s basketball director of player development.
“First, I would like to thank Coach Ford and Chris May for this opportunity and for believing in me,” Stuen said at the time of his promotion to assistant coach. “I couldn't be more excited to work with these players, this staff and the SLU administration in our goal to continue to bring championships to St. Louis. I look forward to putting everything I have into this program and our players, both on and off the court.”
“We are very excited about promoting Ford,” Ford said. “He has been around my basketball programs for the last seven years – as both a player and as an administrative coach. Ford brings great knowledge and understanding of the game and a relentless work ethic. He lives the game of basketball day and night. Ford will bring great energy to Team Blue and will continue to be a great asset for our program.”
In his first three years at SLU, Stuen was part of a staff that helped the Billikens improve their win total each season, highlighted by last year’s 23-13 record, an Atlantic 10 Conference Championship title, and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Stuen played four years under Ford, his uncle, at Oklahoma State. Stuen was one of 20 Big 12 Conference student-athletes awarded the Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship.
A first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection for the Cowboys, Stuen was a career 46.2 percent shooter from the floor. He helped Oklahoma State to three NCAA Tournament appearances during his time in Stillwater.
A native of Henderson, Kentucky, Stuen prepped at Henderson County and spent a postgraduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He was the starting point guard for IMG, which registered a 38-2 record against prep schools and was ranked among the top five nationally.