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Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on November 18, 2018 by OBCA

Region 1 – Dec. 1 @ Seiling Ward Center – 10:00am

Region 2 – Dec. 2 @ Cleveland HS – 3:00pm

Region 3 – Dec. 2 @ Inola HS – 2:00pm

Region 4 – Dec 1 @ Hobart HS – 10:00am

Region 5 – Dec. 1 @ Duncan HS – 10:30am

Region 6 – Dec. 5 @ McAlester HS – 6:00pm

Region 7 – TBA

Region 8 – Dec. 2 @ Bishop McGuinness HS – 2:00pm

You may send two players from your team to compete in Regional Competition.

REGIONAL FINALS : Sunday December 9 @ Southmoore HS 2:00pm

FINALS: Monday Evening December 10 @ the Chesapeake Arena. Halftime of the Thunder Game

Coaches- Good Luck To You And Your Teams This Season.

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on September 30, 2018 by OBCA

Interim Study – High school sports divisions

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on August 27, 2018 by OBCA

Interim Study – High school sports divisions

The Senate interim study on the competitive inequity generated by advantages that some public and private high school sports teams have over others, has been set. It has been scheduled by the chair of the Senate Education Committee for September 11, 2:30 PM, at the state capitol. We will discuss the need for re-classification of OSSAA member schools based on competitive inequities present among school sports teams. We are inviting all interested stakeholders (coaches, teachers, administrators, parents, students) to attend, as it will be an open meeting. Senator Ron Sharp (R) of Shawnee is the traditional public school advocate who has sponsored this study.

Competitive equalization (a level playing field) for all OSSAA member schools is a priority for many of our Oklahoma public schools, especially our rural and suburban schools. We will be be providing evidence that the “bump-up” clause of Rule 14 has not been effective for “competitive balance” in the OSSAA. We further believe it is in the public interest for the Oklahoma State Legislature to protect the public interest by enacting legislation which will effectively balance the playing field for all OSSAA member schools.

In addition to the evidence that some member schools utilize unfair advantages to succeed (at the expense of other member schools), we will provide a re-classification plan which will be effective for “leveling the playing field”. All stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend the Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 2:30 PM.

Update: The interim study will probably be held in room 535 at the state capitol. It can seat approximately 150, but has “standing room” also. If “traditional public school advocates” would like a seat, they need to arrive early to observe the proceedings.

Update: August 22, 2018 – Those in attendance will not be able to question or critique the presentation or data. If one has a question for any speaker, please contact your local Senator (if he or she is on the Senate Education Committee) ahead of September 11, and have her (or him) ask the question…

Update: August 23, 2018 – I continue to stand amazed that several traditional public school advocates (and I truly believe they are advocates) continue to believe that “privatizing” public schools threatens education, but cannot or will not see the similarities between vouchers and scholarships. Vouchers to private schools and privately managed charter schools means turning public money (tax dollars) over to corporations and entrepreneurs or religious schools. Vouchers to private schools and “selective” charter schools in the form of student financial assistance and scholarships is the same thing.

We cannot draw the line between vouchers and “athletic” scholarships when advocating for our traditional public schools, or we cannot win this battle for public schools in general.

Update: August 27, 2018 – I think it bears repeating at this point that the Senate Interim Study will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 at the state capitol. This is an open meeting for the discussion of competitive equity for OSSAA member schools, although not everyone in attendance will be allowed to comment. The list of speakers has been sent to the Senate Education Committee, but all those advocates for competitive equity in the OSSAA are urged to attend. Even those who believe this issue is a “canard” are welcome to hear the facts as presented.

ATTENTION COACHES: 2018 OBCA / Thunder Coaches Clinic Update

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on August 7, 2018 by OBCA

The Thunder have extended the early bird pricing $35 until August 10.  It cost $65 at the door.  The original deadline was August 4th.  There is also a group price that if you sign up 3 coaches the 4th is free.

Speakers For the 2018 OBCA / Thunder Coaches Clinic August 18

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on August 4, 2018 by OBCA



Early bird registration is $35, registration after Aug. 4 and at the door is $65. Your registration fee includes lunch and a Thunder gift.

Register now to secure your spot on Aug. 18!

Questions? Email:

2018 OBCA / Thunder Coaches Clinic August 18

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on July 29, 2018 by OBCA

Join us for the 2018 Coaches Clinic, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Chesapeake Energy Arena. You’ll spend the day getting tips and training with coaching professionals, while meeting other coaches from the region.

2018 Keynote Speakers:

Darko Rajakovic, Assistant Coach, Oklahoma City Thunder

Lon Kruger, Head Coach, University of Oklahoma

Bobby Hurley, Head Coach, Arizona State

Rashon Burno, Associate Head Coach, Arizona State

Mickie DeMoss, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, former Head Coach, Florida, Kentucky

Don Vaden, NBA Officials Consultant

*Speakers are subject to change

Early bird registration is $35, registration after Aug. 4 and at the door is $65. Your registration fee includes lunch and a Thunder gift.

Register now to secure your spot on Aug. 18!

Questions? Email:

OCA All-State Basketball Games

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS on July 27, 2018 by OBCA


West 32 15 25 23 – 95

East 31 34 29 33 – 127

West: Wilson (OKC Northwest) 18, Clark (Ardmore) 15, White (Norman North) 12, Walter (Midwest City) 10, Gipson (Edmond Santa Fe) 9, Matthews (OKC Heritage Hall) 9, Lewallen (Elk City) 8, Schreiner (Choctaw) 8, Durham (El Reno) 4, Cunningham (Harrah) 2.

East: Huffman (Broken Arrow) 28, Elliott (Hale) 24, Robinson (Broken Arrow) 22, Calavan (Fort Gibson) 11, Hartloff (Claremore) 11, Phelps (Catoosa) 11, Savage (Sand Springs) 6, Walker (Memorial) 6, Haddock (Muskogee) 4, Ward (Webster) 4.


West 33 31 18 16 – 98

East 15 25 26 21 – 87

West: Denny (Chattanooga) 22, Hall (Mt. St. Mary) 22, Patterson (Ringwood) 16, Vinson (Hennessey) 10, Nyberg (Seiling) 8, Pruitt (Chr. Heritage) 8, Smith (Sterling) 6, Shirley (Minco) 4, Jones (PC-Hunter) 2.

East: Smith (Latta) 19, Byrd (Talihina) 17, Childs (Frontier) 12, Nix (Red Oak) 12, Pratt (Sperry) 8, Gunns (Paden) 7, Taylor (Rattan) 5, Lennox (Hugo) 3, Lowe (Kingston) 2, Stargell (Earlsboro) 2.