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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

OSSAA sends Holland Hall basketball to 5A at mid-season

Posted in NEWS, Uncategorized on January 7, 2023 by OBCA

Tulsa World:

In a rare move by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, Holland Hall’s boys and girls basketball teams, both ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, have been shifted to 5A.

In exchange, Ardmore moves down to 4A. Both of Ardmore’s teams are 2-5.

The OSSAA made the adjustment Tuesday due to it not classifying Holland Hall properly before the season. 

Holland Hall’s ADM (average daily membership) would normally place it in 4A for the second year in a row. However, due to its basketball teams qualifying for state tournaments in two of the past three years, OSSAA rules dictate that it moves up a class.

Since 2011, OSSAA Rule 14 has addressed the perceived disparity between public and private schools by forcing the privates to play a classification higher than normal, based on prolonged success at a lower level.

PORTER MOSER COACHES CLINIC OCTOBER 21

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

Prue Junior High Scrimmage Festival

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2022 by OBCA

2022 OBCA FALL CLINIC SPEAKERS

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 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.

Congratulations Coaches On Your Career Victories

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on July 28, 2022 by OBCA

OCA 2022 SUMMER CLINIC JULY 24-29

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on July 5, 2022 by OBCA

2022 OKLAHOMA COACHES ASSOCIATION CLINIC AGENDA
JULY 24-29, 2022
MARRIOTT SOUTHERN HILLS
1902 E. 71ST
And
DOUBLETREE by HILTON TULSA – WARREN PLACE
6110 SOUTH YALE
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR CLINIC AGENDA

www.oklahomacoaches.org/files/3616/5638/2411/2022_OCA_Clinic_Agenda_1.pdf

2022 OBCA ALL STAR GAME ROSTERS

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, OBCA ALL STAR GAME, Uncategorized on June 1, 2022 by OBCA

OBCA FRIEND OF BASKETBALL 2021-2022

Posted in COACHES CORNER, NEWS, Uncategorized on April 27, 2022 by OBCA

OBCA FRIEND OF BASKETBALL 2021-2022

Region 1 

Tyrone HS    Sheri Williams                                                        

Coach Clay Witt

Cashion HS     Cara Raney                                                          

Coach John Hardaway

Texoma HS   Lazaro  Salamanca / Diega Salamanca                     

Coach Greg Higgins

Boise City HS     John Crabtree                                                   

Coach Britton Gabriele

Region 2

Morris HS     Steven B. Guy                                                        

Coach Jerry Peaker

Mannford HS     Becky Day                                                        

Coach Mike Banfield

Yale HS      Michelle Mueggenborg                                             

Coach Mike Moore

Cleveland HS   Wild Country Meats                                            

Coach Daniel Brimmer

Shilder HS     Karla Streeter                                                      

  Coach Kyle Kendrick

Region 3

Eufaula HS       Lori Curtis                                                          

Coach Jeff Oliver

Saline HS     Jamie Black                                                            

Coach TW Estes

 Westville HS    Jana Unger                                                        

Coach Ron Dunaway

 Muldrow HS    Muldrow Basketball Booster Club                        

Coach Terry Collins

 Hilldale HS     Hilldale 3 Point Club                                             

Coach Scott Hensley

 Stilwell HS    Misty Crittenden                                                   

Coach Mike George

 Region 4

 Lookeba-Sickles HS      Janet Dewbree                                       

Coach Cody Thiessen

Fletcher HS     Gary and Mary Grubbs                                        

  Coach Kyle Williams

Hammon HS    Hammon All Sports Club                                     

  Coach Tate Beer

 Navajo HS    Weston Winters                                                    

Coach Kale Thompson

Snyder HS  Blake Rhodes                                                          

Coach Lane Hawkins

Hydro-Eakly  Lanny Hamar                                                      

   Coach Rick Gore

Apache HS   Lisa LookingGlass                                                 

   Coach Jordan Reed

 Granite HS   B.J. Jones                                                            

   Coach Kol Bomhoff

Region 5

 Noble HS     Sara and Shayne Fisher                                       

     Coach Dewayne Bradley

                    Dental Lodge-Gabe Nabors                                  

   Coach Dewayne Bradley

 Tuttle HS    Lori McCarthey                                                      

  Coach Bryan Merritt

Lone Grove HS    Chance Tucker                                               

  Coach John Garrett

 Norman HS     Paul Harrington                                                 

  Coach Cory Cole

 Dibble HS     Maria Kroeker                                                      

Coach Nick Price

Sulphur HS    Brad Eason                                                         

   Coach Grant Bates

Southmoore HS Kelly Clark                                                     

    Coach Tim Stogsdill

Region 6

 Quinton HS    Jayne Lynch                                                    

     Coach Darrick Farrell

 Dale HS     Mike Hess                                                             

   Coach Jeff Edmonson

 Wilburton HS     Ginnie Justice                                               

    Coach Gary Lay

 McAlester HS   Shane Jones                                                   

    Coach William Holiman

 Region 7

 Collinsville HS    Glen Reasor                                                   

   Coach Todd Anderson

Holland Hall HS    Fred Utter                                                    

   Coach Teddy Owens

Broken Arrow HS   Josh Mosteller                                            

   Coach Beau Wallace

Lincoln Christian HS   Hampton Creative                               

       Coach Andrew Baker

 Tulsa Memorial HS    Jasmine Newton                                  

      Coach Robert Allison

Officer Jason Starr                                                                

     Coach Robert Allison

Region 8 

Midwest City HS     Luther Lawrence                                     

      Coach Corky McMullen

 Del City HS     Stephanie Terry                                              

      Coach Lenny Hatchett 

Carl Albert HS      Spencer Schrupp                                       

       Coach Jay Price