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High school notebook: Oklahoma's winningest high school football coach comes out of retirement

Bruce Hendrickson, who won 351 games at seven schools, recently came out of retirement to take the job at Seiling. He previously coached at the school, along with Okeene, Texhoma, Commerce, Wynnewood, Cordell and Wewoka.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Modified: May 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm •  Published: May 12, 2013

The winningest high school football coach in state history is back.

Bruce Hendrickson, who won 351 games at seven schools, recently came out of retirement to take the job at Seiling.

Hendrickson previously coached at the school from 1984-1997, going 141-34 and winning the 1988 title.

He also won championships at Okeene (1981) and Texhoma (1971).

Hendrickson has also served as head coach at Commerce, Wynnewood, Cordell and Wewoka.

This time around will be different for Hendrickson, 67.

The Wildcats now play eight-man football.

Hendrickson is one of three state football coaches to reach 300 wins. Seminole's Mike Snyder and Joe Tunnell, who won a pair of titles at Rush Springs, are the others.


MeShelle Parker, who helped the Oklahoma City Storm to a 35-16 record this season, signed with Manhattan Christian College last week.

Parker scored 461 total points this season and had 106 rebounds, 77 steals, 50 assists and 15 blocks.

Manhattan Christian was the National Christian College Athletic Association runner-up last season.


The three Edmond Public Schools girls basketball coaches — Edmond Memorial's Dandy Peeler, Edmond North's Karlie Free and Edmond Santa Fe's Paul Bass — will host a pair of four-day camps later this month for girls from kindergarten through ninth grade.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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