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OSU basketball: How Mike Gundy's TikTok video developed

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton is starting to feel like an old man, even at 38.

So far, he’s kept up with the latest social media trends while recruiting across the country.

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Vine.

But he’s missed the craze for TikTok, a video-sharing social media app. 

“I don't even know what TikTok is,” Boynton said. “I mean, this is kind of becoming embarrassing a little bit, because I pride myself on kind of still having some relevancy with these guys.”

That’s what made OSU football coach Mike Gundy’s appearance Wednesday in a TikTok video from point guard Avery Anderson III’s account so much fun.

Gundy, who is 14 years older than Boynton, knew all about the app. He even suggested making the video.

“When he asked that, everybody’s eyes just blew up,” Anderson said.

Boynton was unaware Gundy was around the basketball locker room on Wednesday. Gundy was in and out of the locker room until he asked about making the video. 

It took three attempts for Gundy to get the dance moves down.

“I was surprised,” Anderson said. “I thought we was going to have to redo it all over again.”

Gundy has never shied from dancing, though. He’s danced multiple times after big football wins.

Anderson was unaware that Gundy isn’t afraid to bust a move.

“That’s tough,” Anderson said.

And pretty hip.

“Coach Gundy’s a pretty cool dude,” Boynton said. “Pretty awesome I get to work in the same department with him.”

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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy waves to faves following the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy waves to faves following the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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