Last season, UTPB, located in Odessa, Texas, finished 10-15 overall and 5-9 in Heartland Conference play. The Falcons averaged 66.4 points and allowed an average of 69.
In his four seasons at UTPB, Osborne's teams went 7-18, 16-12, 15-14 and 10-15 for an overall record of 48-59. According to Glenville director of media relations Jonathan Griffin, Osborne was 29-56 in three seasons with the Pioneers.
"He's been at two places that haven't fully funded their teams," Stevens said. "Given that we fully fund both our men's and women's basketball programs, we think [Osborne] will be successful."
Stevens said Osborne will be given "time and opportunity," especially after the loss of the arrested trio.
Osborne said when he was at Glenville, he considered UC "the best job in the West Virginia Conference."
He said the goal is to make the Golden Eagles an up-tempo team and noted his Glenville teams liked the 3-point shot.
"We'll try to get the best players we can and try to get them in the best system," Osborne said.
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