Report: Mike Boynton Jr. “soon expected to join” Dusty May’s staff

New Michigan head coach Dusty May is close to locking down a significant hire on his assistant coaching staff. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, May is making a move to hire former Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton Jr.

Boynton was Oklahoma State’s head coach from 2017-2024. He finished with a 119-109 record and was fired this offseason after a 12-20 finish. He’s always been known as a terrific recruiter throughout his career, including landing No. 1 overall recruit Cade Cunningham in the 2020 class.

Boynton’s teams consistently had a strong defensive identity. He coached four top-50 defenses in seven years, including three top-20 units.

There had been reports that May wanted to hire someone with head coaching experience, and Boynton fits that bill as a coach with significant high-major head coaching experience.

Boynton has never coached in the Big Ten but does have strong ties to other coaches in the conference, most notably Illinois head coach Brad Underwood. Boynton served as an assistant under Underwood at Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma State, replacing him as head coach in Stillwater after Underwood was hired by Illinois.

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  1. kturnup

    Uhh ok wow. Any OK State guys poachable? He seems like a legit recruiter

  2. DMB43

    Eric Daileyyyyyyyy BOOOOOMMMMM

  3. steve

    Well he can recruit. Other things…not so much?

  4. DMB43

    I love Mike Boyton!!! Let’s goooo

  5. adamsmit86

    Yeah, not a good head coach, but I have to imagine he will be a really good recruiter.

    He was on Brad Underwood’s staff at Stephen F Austin and Oklahoma State

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