Coaching changes are never easy. There’s never a right time to say when a coach should be let go or when a program should stick with someone through the hard times. In the case of Oregon State, things also haven’t hit rock bottom. The Beavers aren’t pounding their heads against the wall with a single-digit win total. They’ve actually been somewhat successful in terms of a larger view of the program since the 1980’s to the present.
But in terms of head coach Wayne Tinkle, it feels like the narrative and the trajectory around the program has gotten remarkably stale. The vibe around Corvallis is simply that maybe a change would be for the better.
Overall, Tinkle has compiled an 90-95 record in six seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to the NCAA Tournament in 2016, for the first time since 1990. He’s overseen the development of Gary Payton II, a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, and his son Tres Tinkle, who is on the verge of becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.
The season-by-season results of the Beavers, including their Pac-12 records can be seen below.
- 2014-2015: 17-14 (8-10)
- 2015-2016: 19-13 (9-9)
- 2016-2017: 5-27 (1-17)
- 2017-2018: 16-16 (7-11)
- 2018-2019: 18-13 (10-8)
- 2019-2020: 15-12 (5-10)
So Beaver Nation, we wanted to hear your opinion on the matter and get a gauge of how everyone out there feels. Is it time for Oregon State to part ways with Wayne Tinkle? Or should the head coach be given some more time to stabilize the Beavers program?
As always with our Sunday polls, the voting closes at 11:59 PM PT on Monday (February 24th) so be sure to get your vote in sooner, rather than later.
Should Oregon State Part Ways With Wayne Tinkle?
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