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Scott Harmon named new head football coach at Ponca City High School

Team Radio Marketing Group - December 21, 2017 1:09 pm

 

Ponca City’s Board of Education named Scott Harmon as the new head football coach  and director of football operations for Ponca City High School for the 2018-19 school year.

Harmon also will serve as dean of students for the school.

He replaces Josh Allen, who resigned the coach’s position at the end of the season.

Harmon will be the 24th head coach for Po-Hi and comes to the position from Hominy, where he has served most recently as assistant principal and assistant football coach. He has been head football  coach in Hominy and had playoff appearances in 13 of 15 seasons, with a 27-11 playoff record. His teams have had seven quarter-final apppearances, five semi-final appearances, one state runner up in 2002 in 2A, and two state championships, in 2004 and 2016.

If his name sounds familiar, it should. His dad, Ron Harmon, coached for Ponca City in the 1980s and went on to be inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was Tulsa World’s state football coach of the year when he won a state title in 1973 at Hominy.

“This is a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started,” Harmon said in a press release. “We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but I look forward to the challenge of building a strong program.”

Ponca City School Athletic Director Jared Freeman said he is excited by the announcement.

“Coach Harmon has had tremendous success, and is a proven winner,” Freeman said. “As an All-Conference performer at Oklahoma State University and a two-time State Champion head coach, Coach Harmon brings the experience required to be successful at the 6A-II level.”

Harmon has 15 years of experience as a head football coach in Oklahoma. The last 10 of those years he spent at his high school alma mater, leading the Hominy Bucks to a 14-0 record and a Class A State Football Championship title last year. He was able to do this while also serving as Hominy’s high school and middle school principal.

His coaching record includes 127-57 in 15 seasons.

He also won a Class A state title at Pawnee in 2004 and was a state runner-up there in 2002. Other head coaching stints have been at Tulsa Central and McAlester.

Harmon is a Hominy native and started four seasons at Oklahoma State University in the early 1990s.  He started in 36 consecutive games there and was selected as the OSU Team Captain, selected All Big 8 Conference, and received many honors while playing there. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from OSU and a Master’s in Education Leadership from Southern Nazarene University.

He has two children, Zac, 17, and Grant, 13. He is engaged to Coweta Assistant Principal Cathy Bible.

 

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