Donnie Bostwick has served as the Head Coach of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s basketball team for a total of eight years in two separate stints. He has led the program to 223 wins during his tenure, and his 83% winning percentage is one of the highest in college basketball.
Raised in Pryor, Oklahoma, Bostwick has achieved success at every level. He led Vinita High School to the state championship game in his second season as head coach, and he served as an assistant coach at John Brown University for a team that won the 2005 NAIA National Championship. He became the head coach at OKWU in 2007, and in 2009 he led the Eagles to the NAIA DII National Championship and set a record with 39 consecutive wins.
He spent 6 seasons as the head coach at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, where he led the Lions to the NAIA National Tournament five times, including an appearance in the 2013 NAIA DI National Championship Game.
In 2017 he returned to OKWU. Since his return, he has continued the tradition of success, leading OKWU to four straight NAIA National Tournament Sweet Sixteens. Bostwick also received National Coach of the Year Honors in 2009, 2010, and 2013.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities at OKWU, Bostwick is the founder of Spirit Led Coach, a ministry focused on empowering coaches with the power of the Holy Spirit to impact the lives of their athletes across the globe. He has led camps all over the world, and in 2015 served as an assistant coach for Team USA. His teams have taken mission trips to Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe, and the Eagles are active locally serving and sharing the light of the Gospel.
Bostwick and his wife, Sherri, have four children, and they all serve in ministry together.