OSU assistant basketball coach buried in NM
Oklahoma State University assistant basketball coach Miranda
Serna, who died in a plane crash this month, has been buried in New
Miranda Serna was remembered as a ”hero” by family members and
former teammates during a funeral Saturday.
Serna and Kurt Budke, the head coach for OSU women’s basketball
team, died when a single-engine plane transporting them on a
recruiting trip crashed in Arkansas.
The pilot, 82-year-old former Oklahoma state Sen. Olin
Branstetter, and his 79-year-old wife, Paula, also died when the
plane sputtered, spiraled out of control and nosedived into the
Winona Wildlife Management Area, about 45 miles west of Little
Serna played at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque and led the
Eagles to two state titles.