Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy turned 50 on Saturday, and he celebrated with survivors and first responders of the homecoming parade tragedy in Stillwater two years ago.
— Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice) August 12, 2017
Gundy, his family and even Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete were on hand for the event.
The coach earned praise from Oklahoma State fans for sharing his day with the survivors.
Reasons we love Gundy:
#51 – This 👇👇 https://t.co/CSSVdfX7gX
— CRFF (@CowboysRFF) August 12, 2017
The tragedy occurred on Oct. 24, 2015, when a woman drove her car into a crowd of people. Four people died, and dozens were injured. She was sentenced to life in prison in January after accepting a plea deal just before her trial was to begin.
Gundy is an Oklahoma State alumnus and consistently has shown a deep loyalty and affection for the school and community. After the 2015 homecoming game, he spoke about how the accident affected himself and his team.
“It was really difficult for our coaching staff, our team and myself, being an Oklahoma State alum,” he said, according to a transcript from John Hoover. “There’s really no comparison to a tragic incident like this morning.”