Learn From These Influential Oklahomans
Allan TrimbleJenks High School Football Coach
Beloved high school coaching legend who won championships, battled ALS, and left an incredible legacy of leadership.
Barry SwitzerFootball Royalty
This football legend rose from an unconventional childhood to Super Bowl royalty.
Bart ConnerGold Medalist American Gymnast
Our nation's most accomplished male gymnast, the only American to win gold at every level of competition.
Bill RollingsTulsa Baseball
Bill Rollings saved professional baseball for the city of Tulsa. He tells of the rocky history of the Oilers and the Drillers.
Bob Barry, Sr.Sportscaster
For half a century, his voice was synonymous with Oklahoma football.
Bob KurlandBasketball Player
Oklahoma's own "7-footer" Olympic medalist.
Bud WilkinsonFootball Coach
American football coach, broadcaster, and politician.
Dale McNamaraGolfer and Coach, TU
Dale built the TU women's golf program from the ground up and it grew to be the gold standard in the sport.
Dave WhitlockFly Fisherman
World-renowned fly fisherman whose talents include painting, illustrating, writing, photography, fly tying, and lecturing.
David MorganRace Car Driver
A Tulsa insurance executive during the week with a very successful 10-year weekend racing career.
Eddie SuttonBasketball Coach
With 804 career wins, he has earned a place in Oklahoma college basketball history.
JV HaneyCoach, Legendary Oklahoma High School Sports Broadcaster
JV Haney, a coach renowned for his unwavering positivity and encouragement, became the face and voice of high school sports in Oklahoma, inspiring players, coaches, parents, and fans alike throughout his legendary 30+ years in Oklahoma high school sports broadcasting.
Johnny BenchBaseball Player
The small-town Oklahoman who grew up to be "Baseball's Greatest Catcher."
Julius PeguesFirst Black Varsity Basketball Player at Pittsburgh University, USAF Weather Forecaster, FAA Advisor, Activist
Julius Pegues was best known for his work to memorialize Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre and the history and culture of Black Tulsans through the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, with his efforts laying the groundwork for the Greenwood Rising History Center.
Ken TrickeyORU Basketball Coach
An influential leader who brought national attention and competitive success to ORU basketball.
Marques HaynesHarlem Globetrotter
A unique talent for basketball took him from small-town America to the world.
Porter ReedBaseball Player, Negro League
As an athlete in the Negro Leagues, he played baseball with the greats.
Reuben GantFootball Player
After a successful career in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Gant returned to Tulsa and became a community leader.
Ted OwensBasketball Coach
With nine Big Eight tournament titles, he's widely recognized as one of the top collegiate coaches in the country.
Voices of Sports LegendsA collection from Wayne McCombs
This collection of events and interviews from sports historian Wayne McCombs is a treasure trove of sports history.
Warren SpahnBaseball Pitcher
The greatest major league left-handed pitcher of all time.
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