Scott Wright
Reporter

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 Oklahoma State, writing about athletes like Blake Griffin, Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant and Brandon Pettigrew before they moved on to outstanding professional careers.

He also has covered small college athletics, minor league sports and NASCAR. Currently, he specializes in high school sports, football and basketball recruiting, and coverage of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Top Stories


  • High school notebook: Football championship sites up in the air

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The 11-man state football championships are no longer guaranteed to be played in Stillwater at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced at Wednesday’s board of directors meeting that the five-year agreement with OSU has expired and the university does not want to commit to hosting each game. “They’ve been a great partner, they have bent over backwards for us during this time and it’s been a good relationship,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “If we can play a game or two there, we’ll certainly consider it.

  • Tuttle board accepts football coach Philip Koons' resignation

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    About 50 people crowded into the Tuttle administration building, many of them in support of Philip Koons, who won 205 games and two state championships in 21 years at Tuttle.

  • High school football: Tuttle board to hold special meeting regarding Philip Koons' resignation

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Tuttle board of education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss the resignation of football coach Philip Koons.

  • High schools: Former sportscaster Van Shea Iven named to OSSAA staff

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The eight-plus year run of the Oklahoma High School Sports Express appears to be coming to an end, leaving a noticeable void in the high school sports scene.

  • High school sports: Concussion bill voted down in Oklahoma House

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A bill to reform concussion management and treatment at the high school and youth sports levels was defeated by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite earlier passing through the state Senate with ease and gaining headway in a House committee. Senate Bill 1790 was voted down on the House floor by a count of 45-39. It had previously cleared the House’s Common Education Committee by a vote of 16-1. The bill was researched and written by a group led by Lauren Long, co-founder of Concussion Connection, and UCO Athletic Training Program Director Jeff McKibben.

  • Tuttle football coach resigns; Former players offer support

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Longtime Tuttle coach resigned on Monday with 205 wins and two state titles on his resume.

  • Prep notebook: Midwest City DB Will Sunderland gets scholarship offer from Ohio State

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writers | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A couple of highly regarded prospects on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings picked up big college offers on Tuesday. Midwest City defensive back Will Sunderland, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, added Ohio State to his growing list of offers that already includes Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Tulsa. Sunderland, No. 4 on the Super 30, has been a star on the offseason circuit of camps and combines, being named the top defensive back at a Rivals camp in Dallas last month. Ringling offensive lineman Riley Daniel, No. 12 on the Super 30, received an offer from Tulsa on Tuesday during a visit to the campus. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Daniel also has a North Texas offer.

  • Son says Tuttle's Philip Koons has resigned

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Longtime Tuttle football coach Philip Koons appears to be on his way out.

  • High school notebook: OSSAA looking at contract extension with State Fairgrounds

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will vote on a five-year contract extension with Oklahoma State Fair Park to host the state tournaments for wrestling and basketball at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. And it could come at a cost. The OSSAA said Monday that the agreement will cost more money, though the total increase likely won’t be finalized until Tuesday. This year marked the final year of the previous contract, which required the OSSAA to pay the fairgrounds 12 percent of the profits from the gate admission and $1,500 each weekend State Fair Arena was used. The OSSAA uses the arena three weekends — one for wrestling and two for basketball — totaling $4,500.

  • High school notebook: Classen's Jetta Smith makes school history

    By Jacob Unruh, Trent Shadid and Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Classen SAS senior Jetta Smith became the first girls basketball player from the school to sign a National Letter of Intent on Friday, signing with Colby Community College (Kan.).

  • High schools: Heritage Hall's other Shepard headed to ORU for track and field

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Two years ago, the possibility of earning a track scholarship wasn’t even a thought for Shelby Shepard.

  • Super 5 Player of the Year: How OKC Storm's Chauncey Collins went from high school dropout to national homeschool player of the year

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Meet Chauncey Collins, the boy who stepped off the path to a destructive life, and now has a Division I college scholarship waiting for him at TCU.

  • Meet The Oklahoman's Super 5 boys basketball first team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Take a closer look at the five players on the Super 5 team and their coach.

  • How Super 5 team member Shake Milton got his nickname

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    BOYS BASKETBALL — The 6-foot-4 junior and Oklahoman Super 5 team member is silky smooth on the court, but Malik Benjamin Milton will continue to be known as Shake. Always has been. Always will be.

  • Super 5 team member Omega Harris says he was born to play point guard

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    BOYS BASKETBALL — After moving to Putnam City West, Omega Harris’ game only expanded as he became one of the most feared scorers in the state. He could drive to the basket seemingly at will, or knock down 3-pointers from deep.

  • Pepperdine finally gives Super 5 team member Shawn Olden a chance to play Division I basketball

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    BOYS BASKETBALL — Tulsa Union’s Shawn Olden verbally committed to Pepperdine on Thursday night after an in-home visit from the coaching staff — quite a steal for the Waves.

  • Super 5 team member and Oklahoma State signee Mitchell Solomon added outside shot to set himself apart

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    BOYS BASKETBALL — Bixby’s Mitchell Solomon signed with the Cowboys in November, and spent the rest of his senior season showing the Cowboys that they made a good decision in pursuing him.

  • High school boys basketball: Fun facts about the Super 5 from 5, 15 and 25 years ago

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago.

  • Big All-City Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Omega Harris plans to bring UTEP the point guard it needed

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Though his game and his body have changed — he’s now a muscular 6-foot-3 — Putnam City West’s Omega Harris hasn’t lost the skills that made him special as a skinny freshman. And they’re going to be called on once again as he prepares for his college career at UTEP under coach Tim Floyd.

  • Big All-City boys basketball: Breaking down the first team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Taking a closer look at the players on The Oklahoman’s Big All-City boys basketball first team.




Scott Wright Sun, Apr. 20 2014 09:15:11 PM CST RT @pipehand: @ScottWrightOK Mason Volk had a great Spring Game visit at Mizzou. One on one with Coach Steckel. Great tour. Excited about M…
Scott Wright Sun, Apr. 20 2014 09:15:04 PM CST @pipehand wow sounds like it went well. Thanks for the update!
Scott Wright Sat, Apr. 19 2014 05:17:54 PM CST High school notebook: Football championship sites up in the air LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 09:42:01 PM CST @Pogalo He has never said
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 07:50:48 PM CST Tuttle board accepts football coach Philip Koons' resignation LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 06:37:36 PM CST Tuttle board accepts Philip Koons’ resignation #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 06:20:25 PM CST Packed house at the Tuttle admin building for the meeting about coach Koons. Board already in executive session. #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 05:43:55 PM CST @MTTruelove the board could simply accept his resignation or decline to accept it and start the process to have him reinstated
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 04:37:34 PM CST @DC_CoachK I’m with ya
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 04:35:20 PM CST Meeting begins at 6 but I don’t see this being quickly resolved #okpreps
Scott Wright Fri, Apr. 18 2014 04:34:34 PM CST For those who are curious, I’ll be at the Tuttle board meeting regarding coach Phil Koons’ resignation. No clue what’ll happen. #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 17 2014 07:54:57 PM CST High school football: Tuttle board to hold special meeting regarding Philip Koons' resignation LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 17 2014 01:04:10 PM CST RT @ConcernedMom9: @SportsCAPP @ScottWrightOK here's the link for video of discussion on OK concussion bill (scroll to SB1790) - LINK
Scott Wright Thu, Apr. 17 2014 01:03:54 PM CST Exactly. RT @TheSmartestTeam: @ScottWrightOK Maybe we should have asked PBS to air @TheSmartestTeam heavily during the talks.
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 06:08:06 PM CST High schools: Former sportscaster Van Shea Iven named to OSSAA staff LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 05:04:49 PM CST High school sports: Concussion bill voted down in Oklahoma House LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 04:32:02 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: .@oksportsexpress host Van Shea Iven has accepted a position with the OSSAA. Will start in July once show is finished. #OKP…
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 03:03:20 PM CST Tuttle football coach resigns; Former players offer support LINK #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 02:40:37 PM CST Stilwell has hired JT Cobble, the son of Hall of Fame coach Tom Cobble, as its new head coach. JT was Tom's OC at Chickasha #okpreps
Scott Wright Wed, Apr. 16 2014 04:02:59 AM CST Former players offer support for former coach Phil Koons LINK #okpreps