Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's regular beats included high schools, minor league hockey, minor league baseball, sprint car racing and small college athletics -- all of which he still follows. He has contributed to major beats such as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

A native of Portsmouth, Ohio, he attended the University of Central Oklahoma and Putnam City North High School. Scott and wife Ginger live in Oklahoma City with children Elizabeth (16), David (15) and pets Sam, Jack, Pete, Harry Bear and Buster.

Top Stories

  • Tributes: Former Lawton Douglass star Kenneth Wallace dies

    By Scott Munn | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver caught a career record 35 touchdown passes, including 21 as a senior.

  • Tributes: Former Oklahoma State basketball player Weldon Kern dies

    By Scott Munn | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Weldon Kern was a 5-foot-10, 145-pound forward from Lawton who signed with coach Henry Iba’s Aggies after stints with Cameron Junior College and the Army. Kern helped OSU to a 58-6 record from 1944-46.

  • Tributes: Former Edmond Bulldogs quarterback Doug Desherow dies at age 49

    By Scott Munn | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s 1982 All-City Offensive Player of the Year was switched to strong safety at Tulsa and was an All-MVC selection and honorable mention All-American.

  • High school notebook: Mustang teams strong at Southmoore tennis tournament

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Mustang nearly pulled off a sweep of the team titles at the Southmoore tennis tournament Thursday at Oklahoma City Tennis Center. But the Broncos had to settle for a first-place tie with Ponca City in boys action, despite reaching every finals match in singles and doubles.

  • College basketball: Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller offered Langston women's job

    By Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    “We’re very close to an agreement,” Langston athletic director Mike Garrett told The Oklahoman on Friday night. “I think the chances are good that she will be our women’s basketball coach.”

  • Tributes: Former Capitol Hill standout Roy Handall, former high school basketball coach Joe Shoulders die

    By Scott Munn | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: •Roy Randall, 81, of Willits, Calif., starred in football at Capitol Hill High School. The halfback was on the Redskins’ unbeaten state championship team in 1949, and then earned All-State honors in 1950 after helping his squad to a 10-2 record. The Oklahoman said the 5-foot-10, 174-pounder “can do almost anything a coach would like to have a backfield performer do. He runs hard and fast, passes and punts and backs up the right side of the line on defense.” Randall attended OU and North Texas State, before joining the Army during the early years of the Cold War.

  • Milestones: Northwestern's Eddie Cumpston throws seven-inning no-hitter

    COMPILED BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Cumpston’s final stat line: One unearned run, no hits, two walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts. He threw just 98 pitches to help the Rangers to a doubleheader sweep.

  • The week in Oklahoma sports by the numbers

    BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    0 — Although the Oklahoma City Barons beat the Abbotsford Heat 5-4 in an American Hockey League shootout on Sunday, no player from the Barons was included in the postgame three-star awards. The Barons’ Austin Fyten had two goals, Andrew Miller had two assists and Anton Lander had an assist and the game-winning goal. 1-0 — Record of former Edmond Santa Fe baseball star Duke von Schamann when he was traded last week by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cleveland Indians. The right-hander’s only appearance this season, for the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a seven-inning, complete-game shutout. Von Schamann, whose father Uwe was an OU and NFL kicker, was a 15th-round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2012.

  • Tributes: Richard Gillihan, 77, was an All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State

    By Scott Munn | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Gillihan was a 115-pounder who finished third at the NCAA Tournament in 1957.

  • Class 2A girls state basketball tournament: Chelsea Dungee leads Preston to title game

    By Scott Munn | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma commit scored 14 of a game-high 16 points in the second half as the Pirates beat Tonkawa 49-41 at State Fair Arena.

  • By the numbers

    | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    3 — According to a study by Repucom Marketing in Stamford, Conn., Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the third-strongest product endorser among NASCAR drivers. No. 1 is Danica Patrick, and No. 2 is Jeff Gordon. 16 — Consecutive 20-win seasons for the Oklahoma City University women’s basketball program. The Stars, who are ranked No. 5 in the NAIA, reached the milestone with a 67-47 victory Thursday at Mid-America Christian. 34-1 — Career record inside Gallagher-Iba Arena for Oklahoma State wrestler Chris Perry. The senior, who is the defending NCAA champion at 174 pounds, won his final home match Sunday by fall. 35 — School-record runs scored by the Oklahoma softball team Friday in its 35-1 rout of

  • Tributes: Okmulgee's Jim Thomason was a successful football coach

    | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Okmulgee native Jim Thomason, 85, died in Abilene, Texas. Thomason retired as an elementary school principal, but he had a notable career in athletics. He starred on the football and basketball teams at Holdenville High School, and then played football and ran track at East Central University in Ada. Thomason finished a Master's degree in education at Oklahoma, and then spent 1951-57 as an assistant football coach at Ada High. He moved to Texas, where he spent 11 years as an assistant at Dumas and 12 seasons as head football coach at Gainesville High. Thomason guided Gainesville to state championships in 1974, 1976 and 1978.

  • Tributes: Cecil Outhier spent spare time teaching neighborhood kids the basics of sports

    By Scott Munn, Assistant Sports Editor, | Published: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    The Homestead native, according to a family obituary, “was every boy's favorite dad for many years.”

  • Tributes: Former State Fair Speedway driver Jerry Morrison dies on 76th birthday

    BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.

  • Tributes: Legendary Norman High coach Max Marquardt dies at age 78

    By SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, | Published: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Marquardt, who spent 20 years at Norman, guided the 1970 boy's basketball team to the Class 4A state championship.

  • Auto racing: Legendary sprint car driver Harold Leep Sr. dies

    BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, | Published: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Leep, who won a then-record five points championships at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, was 81.

  • Tributes: Former UCO basketball coach Mark Winters dies at age 85

    BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, | Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Winters guided the Bronchos to three conference championships and one NAIA Tournament appearance.