Jason Eaker joined the Oklahoma Baptist coaching family as head men’s basketball coach in April 2018.
Eaker, who spent one season in a Bison uniform before finishing his playing days at Hardin-Simmons University, grew up coming to OBU games. His father, Allen Eaker, is an OBU Athletics Hall of Famer who played on the 1966 OBU national championship basketball team.
Eaker came to OBU from Mercer, where he was an assistant coach to former OBU coaching icon Bob Hoffman since 2013.
He brings 15 years of coaching experience to Bison Hill, including nine years as a NCAA Division I assistant coach. He has been in the postseason six times with three different programs and has recruited or developed 16 players that have earned All-Conference honors.
Eaker previously worked as an assistant coach at Liberty University from 2007 to 2013 after being director of basketball operations for the Flames from 2005 to 2007.
Eaker spent a year as Kelvin Sampson's graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma in the 2004-05 season. He started his basketball staff career as Hoffman's video coordinator at Texas Pan-American in 2003.
After transferring to HSU, Eaker was a two-year starter for the Cowboys, earning two academic All-Conference honors and All-Conference in 2002.
He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Texas Pan-American in 2004 and a master's degree in higher education leadership from Mercer in 2015.
Eaker and his wife, Meredith, have one son, Isaac Arrow.