High school notebook: U.S. Grant hires Matt Lane as new football coach

The U.S. Grant football team will begin its four-year independence with a young new coach with hopes of rejuvenating the program.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Modified: April 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm •  Published: April 4, 2014

The U.S. Grant football team will begin its four-year independence with a young new coach with hopes of rejuvenating the program.

The school recently hired former Noble assistant Matt Lane as its head coach.

The 27-year-old Lane takes over for Dan Burgess, who was not retained after the 2013 season.

This is the first head coaching job for Lane, who takes over the program as it moves out of OSSAA district play for the next four years, as part of an agreement between Oklahoma City Public Schools and the OSSAA designed to rebuild the dismal program.

By allowing the Generals to play an independent schedule outside of Class 6A, the goal is to have the team built back to a level where it can once again compete against schools of like size.


Piedmont High School sophomore Trevin Michael and senior Dalton Egan combined to throw a no-hitter during the Wildcats’ 8-0 baseball victory against Chickasha on Friday at Piedmont.

Michael threw the first three innings, and Egan finished the final two scoreless frames of the run-rule win. Junior Easton Fenton drove in three runs.


Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand picked up his second offer recently when Arkansas State offered the running back Tuesday.

“Yes, blessed to say I have another offer from Arkansas state. #Focused #Hardwork,” Wand tweeted.

Wand, who is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds, rushed for 1,769 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. He picked up his first offer in March from Southern Miss.

Wand is ranked No. 15 on the first edition of The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college recruits.

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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