The tributes for athletic excellence continue to roll in for the athletic department at Choctaw High School.
In his continued quest for excellence for the district, Athletic Director Todd Dilbeck has stressed finding the very best person possible to be in charge of the athletic programs at Choctaw High School.
“Our young people as well as our patrons deserve nothing less than a leader who is qualified in every way to direct the activities of our athletic teams. I think our record speaks to the success of that program,” Dilbeck said.
The Oklahoma Coaches Association divides its member schools into 8 different regions and coaches in each district with OCA supervision, select the outstanding coach in each sports.
The Yellowjackets are in Region 8, by largest the largest district including Metro Oklahoma City, Mid-Del Schools, all Edmond Schools including Deer Creek and Eastern Oklahoma schools including Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, McLoud and Dale.
The Outstanding Coach awards were presented during competition for each sport that competes in an All-State during the OCA All-State Week and Coaches Convention in Tulsa last week.
Those Yellowjacket coaches honored prior to the OCA convention include Jay Reaves for track and field, Melissa Coulter for Cheer and Lindsey Mudgett, coach of the 2016 state champion Lady Yellowjackets softball team.
Coaches who received their awards during the convention included Shane Hawk, baseball; Benny Coleman, wrestling; Pat Burton, tennis; and Nicole Baughman, volleyball.
The super-successful athletic year of 2015-16 concluded with the Yellowjackets claiming nine state championships. State titles won on the athletic fields included both dual state and team wrestling, softball, one-act play and powerlifting
Coach Benny Coleman and his Yellowjacket wrestlers added the academic state championship to the dual and team titles they won this past season. Other academic state championships were won by football, cheerleading and baseball.
Congratulations on a superb season to coaches and players and good luck for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign.
CHS performs at All-State
Seven Choctaw High School coaches were honored at Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State games this year.
Nicole Baughman – Volleyball
Pat Burton – Tennis
Benny Coleman – Wrestling
Melissa Coulter – Cheer
Shane Hawk – Baseball
Lindsey Mudgett – Softball
Jay Reaves – Track
Additionally, CHS had 17 senior competitors of the Class of 2016 earn the prestigious designation of All-State.
All-State honors went to Haley Pomplun for softball, Lonell Burris and Sean Thompson for football, Madyson Frownfelter, Dylan Herrin and Katlyn Skaggs for one-act play, Shandonm Overstreet for powerlifting, Zahria White for girls basketball, Holli Steele and Michaela Stevens for cheer, Abigail Grathwol, Cynthia Cherry and Jonathan Gilbert for soccer, Amy Latimer, Delaney Schneider, Destiny Williams and Dakota Huffman for honor choir, Lauren Barnes for golf, and Emily McAfee was named Academic All-State.