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High school notebook: Kendal Cudjoe hired as Douglass boys basketball coach

The Cudjoe family has a strong tradition at Douglass High School, and now Kendal has the opportunity to build on it.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 26, 2013

Bethel went 3-7 last season, with all three wins coming in district play.

Madonna coached for five seasons at Midwest City under Steve Huff and Darrell Hall. He also played at Carl Albert under Gary Rose.

“Playing for and learning under those three, that high caliber of coaches has really helped me develop my philosophy and figure out what kind of head coach I'm going to become,” Madonna said.


It had been more than a decade since Oklahoma City Public Schools had needed to hire a new football coach at Southeast High School.

Michael Branch, the school district's longest tenured football coach, stepped away from coaching last winter, and OKCPS was able to fill the void with a veteran defensive coach.

Chris Vandersypen, who spent one year as the head coach at Rush Springs and 12 seasons as a defensive coordinator at multiple Class 5A and 6A programs, was recently named the school's new football coach.

A 17-year coaching veteran, Vandersypen comes to Southeast after spending the last four years as Choctaw's defensive coordinator. He also worked as an assistant Western Heights, Moore, Edmond North and Yukon.


Only a sophomore, Edmond Santa Fe's Brinn Fariss made an impressive statement heading into next week's Class 6A girls state golf tournament.

Fariss shot a 67 Wednesday to win the west regional at Westwood Golf Club in Norman. Choctaw's Kina Boone came in second at 69.

Edmond North, led by defending 6A individual champion Allison Sell, shot a team total of 320 to edge Choctaw by two strokes for the regional title.

The 36-hole Class 6A state tournament will be held Wednesday and Thursday at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond.

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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