It was January of 2001 when an OSU team plane went down in a frozen Colorado field.
"You know, that was the toughest thing. And I've had some tough experiences in my life. But when we got back and they called me and told me that plane had gone down, and everybody was gone," Sutton said.
Two pilots, four members of the basketball staff, two players and two broadcasters were killed.
"And then to have to call the parents and the wives of those ten - that was a tough assignment," Sutton said.
Coach Sutton says the OSU community rallied around the basketball program then, and they will once again.
"They'll be a lot of assistance because there are people on that campus that have gone through this," said former OSU basketball coach Eddie Sutton. And so I think especially in the counseling department. I think those people will really be able to help."
And he says there's one thing he's learned from the ten, in the last ten years and ten months.
"Life is precious. And one never knows. Anything can happen to you," he said.