Comments Concerning the Passing of OSU Coaches Budke and Serna

Nov. 18, 2011

Kansas Athletics has released the following statements from Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger, women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson and men’s basketball coach Bill Self concerning the recent passing of Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna.

Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger:
“Words cannot adequately express the sorrow we feel for the friends and families of Coaches Budke and Serna. Our hearts go out to the entire Oklahoma State family.”

Women’s Basketball Coach Bonnie Henrickson:
“I am shocked and saddened by the deaths of Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna. Most of my conversations with Kurt were about his family. He was a very proud husband and father. Miranda was a tireless recruiter full of energy and passion about her job. My heart goes out to both Kurt and Miranda’s families and the entire Oklahoma State family. Kurt and Miranda were both first class.”

Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self:
“Our hearts go out to the Budke, Serna and entire OSU family. No school has suffered and endured more than Oklahoma State University in recent memory. Kurt was a terrific guy and coach. We wish the best to the immediate and extended families as they comfort each other during this tragic time.”