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 football: Millwood defensive end Josh Little headed to Kansas State

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

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 selection picks Wildcats over nearly a dozen other programs.

  • Super 30: Multi-talented Davion Freeman earning plenty of Division-I offers

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

    The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior returned eight kicks or punts for touchdowns last season, and he has the skills to play either cornerback or slot receiver.

  • U.S. Senior Open Scene & Heard: Hardy family ducking tee shots, raising money for Yukon's Active Church

    BY MIKE BALDWIN AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Michele Hardy and her husband, Deral, gave away free bottles of water and Gatorade from their back porch off hole No. 2. Fans weren’t required to make a donation. Any money donated went entirely to Active Church, the family’s home church in Yukon where they’re still members even after they moved to Oak Tree three years ago. “It was a really fun week. We met a lot of people, including some of the players’ wives,” Michele said. “We mainly just wanted to bless people.” Early in the week, a player’s tee shot sliced so far right it hit the Hardys’ roof, and a couple of players chatted briefly when they hit tee shots near the Hardys’ backyard. “Everyone talked a lot about how great this golf

  • The future of big events at Oak Tree National: When could the course get another major event?

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Oak Tree National co-owner Ed Evans doesn’t know what tournament it will be, or when it will be held, but he hopes the club will be making an announcement in “the next several months” about another major event coming to Edmond.

  • The future of big events at Oak Tree National: A look at scheduled tournament sites for golf's major events

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Among the biggest events on Oak Tree National’s radar are the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and U.S. Amateur. All of those events’ future sites are already selected until at least 2019.

  • The future of big events at Oak Tree National: U.S. Senior Open has course back on the golf map

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Oak Tree National owners have made their intentions clear that they want the biggest of the big. Now comes the part where the Oak Tree bosses have to put their ideas into action to draw the next big tournament.

  • The future of big events at Oak Tree National: Roads a leading concern for hosting large events

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    If the club wants to host an event like the U.S. Open — which could have 100,000 more fans over the course of a week — wider streets around the course could be necessary. Oak Tree co-owner Ed Dvans said the club has had conversations with officials about what it would take to do that.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Lance Ten Broeck, Damon Green making fellow caddies proud by playing at Oak Tree National

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Lance Ten Broeck and Damon Green are caddies for PGA Tour players Zach Johnson and Fredrik Jacobsen, respectively, but over the last three days in the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National, they’ve been carrying the flag to represent every caddie who wants to be a player, too.

  • U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Dunlap beats nerves to stay in chase

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Scott Wright and Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Scott Dunlap overcame his bad start Saturday at Oak Tree National by hitting three birdies to counter additional bogeys on No. 9 and 15.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Saturday

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oak Tree National’s 13th hole is not for the superstitious or the fainthearted. The 207-yard par 3 is daunting from the moment you step on the elevated tee box. Large red rocks border the banks of the pond along the left, and trees hang into view from the right.

  • Super 30: Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel a star in Class A

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

    RINGLING — Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel doesn’t have to be reminded that he plays Class A football. He knows it. Recruiters know it. And Daniel has spent his summer showing college coaches that it doesn’t matter. “A lot of recruiters think that because I’m playing in that class, the competition isn’t as good as what the higher classes play against, and maybe that’s the case some nights,” Daniel said. “I’ve gone to camps and done good against the best they bring. It doesn’t matter what class you’re in. If you can play, you can play.” Daniel has three Division I offers — Tulsa, Houston and North Texas — with several major programs still keeping close tabs on the 6-foot-6,

  • U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Friday

    By Mike Baldwin and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    EDMOND — Most of the 2,100 volunteers at the U.S. Senior Open are given three choices. Chris Walla’s top choice was working one of 14 leaderboards sprinkled around Oak Tree National. During Friday morning’s second-round, Walla, an IT specialist at Chesapeake, was informed they needed someone to work the monster leaderboard located next to the grandstands near the No. 18 green. “I knew it was the old-school leaderboards, which sounded like a lot of fun,” Walla said. “(On Thursday) I worked the leaderboard on (hole) No. 9. When I got here early (Friday) morning they told me they needed someone on 18. I told them I’d be thrilled.” Behind the scoreboard, 10 rows feature seven-inch by seven-inch squares, each

  • U.S. Senior Open Q&A: Bob Tway discusses strong start, struggles on final stretch

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

    Bob Tway looked to be making a charge on Friday morning. He got to even par for the tournament with four holes left, but played the final stretch in 5 over. Still, he’ll be around for the weekend, likely with a big gallery once again.

  • U.S. Senior Open: OC golf coach David Lynn gets late call to caddie

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian men’s golf coach David Lynn enjoyed his experience as a caddie at the U.S. Senior Open for 36 holes — well, 35 holes — at Oak Tree National. Carrying the bag for Fred Hanover, an alternate who got a spot in the field on Thursday when Jay Haas pulled out, Lynn handed the bag to Hanover’s son, Jackson, for the 18th hole on Friday. Jackson’s 14th birthday was Thursday. Hanover, from San Marcos, Calif., was one of the top alternates after losing a playoff for a qualifying spot. In addition to playing on minor tours, Hanover spent more than a decade as a college coach at Cal-San Marcos. That’s how he met Lynn, and the two became friends, each taking their teams to play in the

  • U.S. Senior Open: Scene and heard at Oak Tree National

    BY JENNI CARLSON AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Mary Dominick and Marne Smith got lots of double-takes Thursday. That’s because they had people seeing double on the 18th hole at Oak Tree National. They are twins, and except for Marne’s glasses being thicker than Mary’s, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.

  • Super 30: Kingfisher's Kaden Jackson trying to prove he's a Division I lineman

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    KINGFISHER — For all the success the Kingfisher football program has had over the last decade, it’s hard to imagine how rare a position offensive lineman Kaden Jackson is in. Only two Yellowjacket players since 2005 have signed letters of intent with Division I schools, and Jackson is destined to add to that list. “I’m so blessed and honored to represent my town, and show that there are players like me who can go play at the major-college level,” said Jackson, who is No. 19 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the top football recruits in the state. “It’s a big honor to represent Kingfisher.

  • High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. Perry was officially named the new girls basketball coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children. “I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said. His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims. Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season.

  • Oak Tree National aiming to host U.S. Open, PGA Championship

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    OAK TREE NATIONAL — In the past, it was questioned whether the course at Oak Tree National could be expanded enough to host a major PGA tournament. Those questions are no more. Oak Tree National co-owner Everett Dobson said the course would like to host a U.S. Open, a PGA Championship or even a Ryder Cup.

  • U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Verplank's game heading in right direction

    By Mike Baldwin, Cody Stavenhagen and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Scott Verplank fired a 68 in the second round last week at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Spring, W.Va., but he missed the cut due to a first-round 75.

  • U.S. Senior Open: Q&A with ESPN analyst Curtis Strange

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    A two-time U.S. Open winner, 59-year-old Curtis Strange won’t be inside the ropes, but in the television booth for this week’s U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.




Scott Wright Thu, Jul. 17 2014 08:45:56 PM CST High school football: Millwood defensive end Josh Little headed to Kansas State LINK
Scott Wright Wed, Jul. 16 2014 09:34:17 PM CST RT @Mr_Little_71: I guess people already knew I committed to Kansas State #EMAW
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 11:33:55 AM CST @ricklomenick no that’s not necessary. I’m not in the office today but I’ll check this week
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 11:30:01 AM CST @ricklomenick I’ll check our records at the office and see what we’ve got
Scott Wright Tue, Jul. 15 2014 10:39:42 AM CST Should be within the next two weeks. “@TFred23: @ScottWrightOK when does the adm gets release by the ossaa”
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 09:36:03 PM CST Super 30: Multi-talented Davion Freeman earning plenty of Division-I offers LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 08:12:08 PM CST U.S. Senior Open Scene & Heard: Hardy family ducking tee shots, raising money for Yukon's Active Church LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: A look at scheduled tournament sites for golf's major events LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: When could the course get another major event? LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: U.S. Senior Open has course back on the golf map LINK
Scott Wright Sun, Jul. 13 2014 06:49:48 PM CST The future of big events at Oak Tree National: Roads a leading concern for hosting large events LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 09:15:40 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Lance Ten Broeck, Damon Green making fellow caddies proud by playing at Oak Tree National LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 07:54:35 PM CST U.S. Senior Open notebook: Scott Dunlap beats nerves to stay in chase LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 07:54:35 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Saturday LINK
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:38:36 PM CST Monty hits the bunker on 13 and bogeys to drop to -4. He was -8 at one point today
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:30:13 PM CST Langer lips out from. 3 feet. 4 players still tied at -5
Scott Wright Sat, Jul. 12 2014 03:26:38 PM CST Bernhard Langer knocks one to 3 feet on the 206-yard 13th. If he makes the putt, he’ll take the lead at -6
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:44:25 PM CST Super 30: Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel a star in Class A LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:44:24 PM CST U.S. Senior Open: Scene and Heard on Friday LINK
Scott Wright Fri, Jul. 11 2014 08:20:33 PM CST U.S. Senior Open Q&A: Bob Tway discusses strong start, struggles on final stretch LINK