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High school notebook: Bethany promotes Aaron Toler to boys basketball coach

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: May 14, 2013

Bethany's new boys basketball coach knows what it takes to win a state championship with the Bronchos.

He did it as a player in 2001. Now, Aaron Toler will try to do it as the team's coach. He was recently promoted after serving as Phil Brown's assistant.

Brown retired from coaching to focus in his duties as athletic director and teacher at Bethany.

Toler is the brother of Oklahoma Christian coach Trent Toler.

In other coaching moves, Bethany hired Harrah's Grant Ledbetter, formerly a player at Putnam City West and Southern Nazarene, as its new baseball coach.

And the softball team promoted Jordan Wisniewski from assistant to head coach. Bethany also hopes to fill its vacant girls basketball coaching position by the end of the week.


Longtime Frontier girls basketball coach Clay Stephens will take over the Stillwater program next year.

Stephens' hire was made official at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Stephens won three titles at Frontier, winning in 2003, 2005 and 2012. The Lady Mustangs made the stater tournament this year for the eighth time under Stephens.

At Stillwater, Stephens replaces Carl Treat. The Pioneers were 13-10 this season.


Caroline Goodin and Haley Hill of Deer Creek teamed up to win the Class 5A girls golf championship, and now they'll get to compete together at the All-State golf matches in July. The full All-State rosters were announced Tuesday.

Goodin and Hill will be joined on the 12-player west roster by Choctaw's Kina Boone, Edmond North's Allison Sell, Bethany's Kennedy Hansen and Pauls Valley's Desa Brewer, among others.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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