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.
OKC STORM STANDOUT SIGNS
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.
EDMOND COACHES SET CAMP
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.
Both camps run May 28-31.
The first, for girls through fourth grade, focuses on basic basketball fundamentals. It runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day.
The second, for girls from fifth to ninth grade, works on more advanced skills. It runs from 1-4 p.m.
Registration for each camp is $115 and includes a T-shirt.
For information or to register, call (405) 250-4377.
MERRITT HONORED BY COACHES VS. CANCER
Last week, the American Cancer Society appeared at Merritt High School to honor the students for their work in the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising campaign.
Merritt students raised more than $11,000 during the 2012-13 school year, which was the most raised by any school in the state, not only for the year, but in the history of Oklahoma's participation in the event.
“The impact of Coaches vs. Cancer is powered by passionate schools and communities like Merritt,” said American Cancer Society Regional Vice President Lesa Foster. “We are grateful for their partnership in the fight against cancer right here in Oklahoma.”
Merritt received its gold ball for the event last week at a schoolwide pep rally.
“The generous support of Merritt's students, faculty and parents is really what helped make this a successful Coaches vs. Cancer season for us,” said Merritt student council adviser and science teacher Heather Rutherford, who supervised the efforts. “Our community wins this award together — as a team.”