Fresh off guiding Putnam North to the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, coach Brett McGee has resigned.
The Panthers finished the season 18-10 after a quarterfinal loss to Edmond Santa Fe. It was their first appearance in the tournament since 2010.
McGee said he is pursuing other career opportunities.
“I thought it was time to try another career now,” he said in an email. “I can always go back to teaching/coaching, and will probably end up doing so later on in life.”
McGee spent three seasons at Putnam North.
SHAWNEE’S JOHN JACOBS COMMITS TO EAST CAROLINA
Shawnee quarterback John Jacobs had gathered a unique set of offers, and now he has made his decision.
Jacobs announced on Twitter late last week that he had verbally committed to East Carolina, choosing the Pirates over Troy and Alabama-Birmingham, a trio of schools that rarely find their way to Oklahoma on the football recruiting trail.
Jacobs threw for 2,263 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior, adding 1,122 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Jacobs has been clocked at 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash at college camps.
CASADY GIRLS GOLF REPEATS AS SPC CHAMPION
Last year, the Casady girls golf team broke a 14-year drought by winning the Southwest Preparatory Conference tournament.
This time, there was no such drought.
Led by Pauline Nguyen, Nicole Nguyen and Elizabeth Freeman, Casady repeated as the SPC champion earlier this month. For the year, Pauline Nguyen had five top-three finishes, including three victories.
STORM’S MITCHELL SETS HOMESCSHOOL RECORDS
Over the last two years, the OKC Storm’s McKae Mitchell has established herself as one of the state’s top sprinters. And she recently extended her success to the national stage.
Mitchell won the 100 and 200 meters at the national homeschool track meet, setting the meet record in both events.