History

old-ballThe Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association was formed in 1967 by a small group of high school basketball coaches. The purpose was to organize and promote basketball at all levels throughout the state of Oklahoma. The group, headed by Claudell Overton, Bill Allen, and Bob Brumley, among others, was the catalyst for the organization, which is now in its 44th year of operation.

Our Annual Membership ranges from 400-450 coaches and includes not only high school coaches across the state, but also a number of college coaches across the state and a strong group of retired coaches.

Our organization operates with an executive committee which includes eight district representatives, two vice presidents, a president and an executive secretary.

Our Website is filled with current information and resources. We select Players and Coaches of the Year in each region as well as a statewide Player and Coach of the Year. Also selected each year are Academic All-State, Friends of Basketball, and the Ray Soldan Media Award winner.

Our summer highlight is the Annual OBCA All-Star Weekend. Each June, all-star teams are selected from each of the seven classifications of Oklahoma high school basketball. These teams meet in Shawnee on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University and play games in a Class A vs Class B, Class 2A vs Class 3A, and a combined 4A, 5A and 6A format.

These games are in conjunction with our Hall of Fame induction ceremony where five coaches are selected and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The OBCA has been a driving force in policy and rule changes over the years to improve basketball at all levels. Our organization is also a member of the newly formed National High School Basketball Coaches Association.

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