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

  • Oklahoma state college preseason all-star team

    BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    OFFENSE QB, Spencer Bond, 6-1, 202, Jr., East Central RB, Joel Rockmore, 5-7, 185, Jr., Northeastern RB, Devlon Wortham, 5-9, 195, So., Southeastern WR, David Chapman, 6-2, 200, Sr., Bacone WR, Marquez Clark, 5-11, 185, Sr., Central Oklahoma WR, Anthony Foster, 5-10, 185, Sr., Southeastern OL, Mack Cannon, 6-3, 295, Sr., Southwestern OL, Landon Chappell, 6-2, 295, Jr., Central Oklahoma OL, Travis Hening, 6-5, 305, Jr., East Central OL, Jake McGuire, 6-3, 290, Sr., Northwestern OL, Derek Shelton, 6-5, 275, Sr., Southwestern DEFENSE DL, Kimes Gilbert, 6-0, 240, So., Oklahoma Baptist DL, Devin Benton, 5-11, 270, Sr., Southwestern DL, Kenny Allen, 6-2,

  • Oklahoma Baptist football: Kimes Gilbert making his mark with young Bison team

    By Scott Munn | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Kimes Gilbert was invited to walk on as a fullback at OU. He instead decided to go the small-college route, playing at Southwestern Oklahoma State and then transferring to Oklahoma Baptist after it restarted football and hired Gilbert’s high school coach Chris Jensen.

  • Oklahoma state college football preseason power poll

    BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Can East Central improve on its 6-5 record from last season?

  • Tributes: Former Southeastern player, Douglass basketball standout die

    BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Orb Whaley, 87, of Tulsa played football at Antlers High School and Southeastern State. Before a long management career with Western Auto, Whaley was involved in one of the most unusual plays in college football. While returning a second-half kick, Whaley was tackled by East Central lineman Doc Garner at the 50-yard line. Problem was, Garner made the stop after charging in from the ECU bench. East Central was given a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Whaley added an interception later in the third quarter that set up a Southeastern touchdown as the then-Savages rolled to a 26-2 victory. Whaley sandwiched his football career between stints in

  • Oklahoma City area sprint car drivers Danny Jennings and Joe Wood Jr. weigh in on Tony Stewart tragedy

    By Scott Munn | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Danny Jennings and Joe Wood Jr. have both raced against Tony Stewart. Both city-area sprint car drivers say the superstar is a clean racer and would not do anything on purpose to mar the sport — much less kill someone.

  • Tributes: Former Tulsa Oilers right-hander, Lawton Eisenhower tennis player die

    By Scott Munn | Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Dave Bakenhaster, 69, of Galena, Ohio, played parts of the 1967 and 1970 baseball seasons with the Tulsa Oilers. The former right-handed pitching prospect was a combined 2-6 with a 4.19 earned run average and 50 strikeouts for the Oilers, then the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm team. Bakenhaster, who was listed on a 1964 Topps baseball card as a future star, pitched just three total innings for the Cards, all at age 19. The rest of Bakenhaster’s career was spent in the minors. He spent 35 years working for Exel Logistics after baseball. Keith Wright, 51, played tennis at Lawton Eisenhower High School. He qualified for the state tournament in doubles

  • Tributes: Del City football coaching legend Henry Manning dies at age 75

    By Scott Munn | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976.

  • 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.