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Dickey Excited To Join Cowboys Staff

STILLWATER – Travis Ford and James Dickey have known each other for nearly 30 years, since Ford was a standout high school basketball player in Kentucky and Dickey was an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. However, it wasn't until Wednesday when Ford hired Dickey to join his Oklahoma State coaching staff that the two began working together.

Dickey became the first new hire on Ford's coaching staff in six years on Wednesday. The 60-year-old Dickey joins the Cowboys coaching staff after assistant coach Steve Middleton was let go by Ford in April. Dickey and Ford met with the media on Thursday to talk about the new hire. "He actually came and watched me play when I was a high school player back in Kentucky. (That's how I) got to know...