Southern Nazarene begins its season Aug. 30 at Henderson State (Ark.), a Division II member from the Great American Conference.
*Scott Parkinson, an NAIA All-American defender for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men's soccer team, was named head boys coach at Chickasha High School. Although Parkinson is about to begin his junior season at USAO, the native of Liverpool, England, said he can manage playing for the Drovers in the fall and coaching the Chicks in the spring. Juggling of school work will be required, too.
“Scott will do a great job for CHS,” USAO coach Jimmy Hampton said. “I have no doubt he will be able to maintain his academics, his USAO team responsibilities and contribute to CHS and their tradition of success.”
*Jayme Hutchcraft, a record-setting softball player at Oklahoma Baptist, was named as an assistant coach for the program. She returns to OBU after teaching and coaching at Shawnee Middle School. The former Jayme Boyer graduated from OBU in 2009, holding school records for career homers (46), single-season homers (17) and single-game homers (3).