Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Athletic Hall of Fame

Larry Geurkink - 2007

Geurkink, a native of Enid and a star baseball player in his own right at Phillips University, came to Southwestern in 1977 after an outstanding career as a high school coach at Edmond, Stroud and Putnam City. He compiled a 316-121 record at those schools during an 11-year span. Geurkink instantly put his stamp on the Bulldog program producing winners with his brand of aggressive and exciting baseball. He skippered the Bulldogs for 22 years in which he compiled a record of 607-520-1 before retiring in 1998. He was selected as the District 9 Coach of the Year in 1984, 1987 and 1992. SWOSU won conference titles in 1987 and 1992 but his most memorable squad may have been the 1995 team that came within one run of qualifying for the NAIA World Series losing to rival Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the Area Finals.