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OSSAA DENIES SHOT CLOCK

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on January 13, 2023 by OBCA

The OSSAA voted on the implementation of the shot clock this week. The National Federation came out a few years ago in support of all high schools adopting a shot clock. This was a choice to be made by each state. The majority of states are either already using the shot clock or in the process of changing in the near future. A motion for adopting the shot clock in classes 3A through 6A for the 2024-25 season was brought to OSSAA Board of Directors and they voted for Oklahoma not to adopt the shot clock. The details of the vote are as follows. There are 14 voting members on the board and the vote was a 7 – 7 tie. Protocol is for the board president to cast the deciding vote and the motion was voted down by an 8 – 7 count. A motion to reconsider the decision was made and that also failed. Those are the details.


The rest of this is an opinion and is not necessarily shared by the OBCA as a group. This is a step backwards for basketball in our state. The process of decision making for rules and regulations regarding high school athletics in the State of Oklahoma is flawed. This latest decision is not the fault of the people in the OSSAA who are supervising basketball. Amy Cassell and Brian Lester did a very thorough job in gathering data through surveys of coaches and admin for every classification. The results of the coaches survey were close to unanimous in favor of the shot clock in 5A and 6A. The smaller classes were less in favor of the change with Class A & B still more than 50% in favor. Following that survey was an admin survey with very similar results. The decision to make the motion for just 3A – 6A was based on the surveys. Class 3A was at 67% in favor, with 6A at over 95%.

Board of Directors are put in place to serve the quadrant of the state in which they work, regardless of the size of their school.  With the data showing that adopting the shot clock was something that the majority of the schools wanted, I believe this issue was determined by some personal bias.  A system that a motion is determined by a vote from a Class A school that is not even involved in the issue is a bad system.

There are certainly some complications with adopting a shot clock, but there are complications in many things that improve our sports.  Hopefully we can at some point address this issue in the near future.  It would be a shame not to move forward with the rest of the country in making the game better.

Mark Wilson

Executive Secretary

Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association

Coaches Don’t Forget To Vote

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on January 8, 2023 by OBCA

PORTER MOSER COACHES CLINIC OCTOBER 21

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on September 30, 2022 by OBCA

UAFS COACHES CLINIC OCTOBER 7 & 8

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 30, 2022 by OBCA

2022-23 OSSAA Basketball Classifications

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 30, 2022 by OBCA

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OSSAA Coaches Shot Clock Survey

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 23, 2022 by OBCA

RESPONSE TO OSSAA SHOT CLOCK SURVEY SENT TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL COACHES

CLASS 6A – 52 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 92.31% AGAINST – 7.69%

CLASS 5A – 49 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 81.63% AGAINST – 18.37%

CLASS 4A – 97 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 68.04% AGAINST – 32.96%

CLASS 3A – 87 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 66.67% AGAINST – 33.33%

CLASS 2A – 96 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 56.25% AGAINST – 43.75%

CLASS A – 149 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 42.95% AGAINST – 57.05%

CLASS B – 144 COACHES RESPONDED

FOR – 43.06% AGAINST – 56.94%

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th OBCA FALL CLINIC

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS with tags on September 18, 2022 by OBCA

OSSAA 2022 Basketball Coaches Survey

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 12, 2022 by OBCA

Coaches,

An email is being sent to all boys and girls high school basketball coaches.

 

In the email you will find a link to a brief survey regarding a 35 second shot clock in high school basketball. The OSSAA asks that you carefully consider all the elements involved in the implementation of a shot clock. The results of the survey will be presented to school administrators during the annual Area Meetings held in October around the State. Please read the survey carefully prior to giving your input.

 

The survey will close at 3 pm on Friday, September 16.

2022 OBCA FALL CLINIC AGENDA

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 9, 2022 by OBCA

OCA All-State Boys Basketball Games

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on July 29, 2022 by OBCA

Final

Large East: 105

Large West: 93

Large West: Scott (Mustang) 23, Sebock (Midwest City) 18, Dallas (Lawton MacArthur) 15, Davis (Kingfisher) 9, Jennings (Weatherford) 9, McDoulett (Tuttle) 8, Perry (Southeast) 6, Lovelace (Crossings Christian) 5.

Large East: Fry (Owasso) 23, Hubbard (Memorial) 17, Allen (Broken Arrow) 15, Potter (B.T. Washington) 15, Goff-Brown (Central) 9, Parker (B.T. Washington) 9, Campbell (Muskogee) 8, Frierson (Memorial) 6, Udoumoh (Victory Christian) 3. 

Final

Small West: 82

Small East: 78

Small East: Gordon (Pawnee) 26, Brister (Kingston) 12, Reimer (Lincoln Christian) 10, Harrison (Calvin) 7, Neptune (Caddo) 6, Reeves (Glencoe) 6, Roe (Morrison) 6, Parish (Eufaula) 3, Hollingshed (Okla. Union) 2. 

Small West: Hernandez (Tyrone) 22, Hidalgo (Hooker) 12, Gore (Hydro-Eakly) 11, Stewart (Velma-Alma) 10, Johnson (Marlow) 8, Bond (Community Christian) 7, Law (Millwood) 5, Jenkins (Cashion) 3, Chester (Garber) 2, Feely (Alva) 2.