High school notebook: Edmond Memorial basketball coach Shane Cowherd honored by USA Today

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: March 12, 2014

Edmond Memorial’s Shane Cowherd was recognized by USA Today on Wednesday as the Best Boys Basketball Coach in America.

Through three rounds of voting, Cowherd received more votes than any coach in the country to advance through the regional and final rounds. He received nearly three million votes in all.

USA Today came to Edmond Memorial on Wednesday to honor Cowherd and present a check of $2,000 to the school’s athletic department.


During last weekend’s Rivals Camp Series in Dallas and Houston, three local juniors earned MVP honors.

Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand was named the running back MVP in Houston, while Midwest City defensive back Will Sunderland and Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali earned MVP honors in Dallas at their respective positions.

Wand, a 5-foot-5 speedster, recently picked up his first offer from Southern Missississippi. He told Rivals.com he may visit the school during spring break.

Sunderland, a member of The Oklahoman’s All-State team, has offers from Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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