Amid many changes in the district, Moore High School is expected to name its new football coach at a school board meeting on Monday.
Todd Watters was let go at the end of the school year after his second season with the Lions.
Westmoore football already went through a coaching change, and Southmoore’s Jeff Brickman resigned this week to take an assistant coaching position at Oklahoma Baptist.
In addition, Moore Schools athletic director Carl Franks is expected to be reassigned within the district before the next school year, according to sources.
SOUTHMOORE’S BROWN WINS GATORADE AWARD
Southmoore pitcher Katelyn Brown was named Gatorade’s Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year on Thursday, capping a strong senior season in which she helped the SaberCats win two state championships.
Brown, who was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year, went 22-2 with a 0.37 ERA in the fall. She recorded 212 strikeouts. She also hit .449 and drove in 34 runs.
During the spring slowpitch season, she excelled in the outfield, hitting .579 with four homers and 40 RBIs.
She has signed to play at Southern Nazarene University.
The two championships are the first titles in Southmoore school history in a female sport.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Brown is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.
MOORE'S BREWSTER PICKS OU
Moore senior-to-be Blake Brewster recently committed to the Oklahoma baseball program, joining Lions teammate Dylan Grove.
Grove, a right-handed pitcher, committed to OU last fall. Brewster, a left-handed hitting outfielder, made his decision earlier this week.
That makes four players from the Moore school district who are committed to the Sooners in the 2015 class, along with the Westmoore duo of Hunter Southerland and Kyle Tyler.
OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE HALL OF FAMERS
The Oklahoma Officials Association announced Friday morning five inductees to the OOA Hall of Fame, including the late Rick Roop, a former Western Heights football coach and basketball official.
The inductees include Dick Adams of Lawton, Gene Lewellen of Okmulgee, Dave Diesselhorst of Kingfisher and Kenny Heitzman of Del City.
The induction will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. in conjunction with the OOA Summer Conference at Westmoore.
Roop will be inducted posthumously. He died in May 2013 in an accident at a fertilizer plant in Frederick. He was the assistant principal at Altus Intermediate School at the time of his death.
Heitzman worked as a basketball and football official for 24 years, and is currently serving as the football crew assignor for Oklahoma City.
Adams, Diesselhorst and Roop worked as basketball officials. They called several state tournaments and All-State contests.
Lewellen worked in baseball and baseball. He called a total of 22 state championship games.
The induction will bring the total of OOA Hall of Fame members to 111. Selections, which began in 1987, are made by the OOA Executive Board each spring.