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Centennial forges ahead without coach Mark Ryan

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm •  Published: August 22, 2011

Centennial High School faces many of the same challenges of other Oklahoma City schools, but those issues are on the backburner right now.

Head coach Mark Ryan has not been able to coach the team this month because of an illness, leaving assistant Michael Baldwin and a group of volunteer assistants to run practices.

“We’re not well-staffed, but we’ve had some coaches volunteer their services for the sake of the kids,” Baldwin said. “It doesn’t pay money, but they’re out here anyway, and we appreciate all the help we can get.”

Ryan had to step away the week before camp opened on Aug. 9, and there is no timetable for when he could return.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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