Broken Arrow Senior High School
|Broken Arrow Senior High School|
|1901 East Albany Street
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 74012
|Number of students||4,610 (9-12)|
|Color(s)||Black & Gold
|Newspaper||The Tiger Life|
|District||Broken Arrow Public Schools|
Broken Arrow Senior High School is the highest level of secondary education in the Broken Arrow Public Schools system, for students in eleventh and twelfth grades. The school, combined with North Intermediate High School and South Intermediate High School, is the largest high school in the state of Oklahoma. The current principal is Debbie Renz.
The campus at the senior high consists of fourteen buildings, including a cafeteria, media center, and six large parking lots. Also on the campus are the school's athletic facilities - Tiger Field House (basketball, wrestling, and volleyball), Tiger Field at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium (football and soccer), Tiger Field (baseball), Lady Tiger Field (softball), a practice football field, a practice softball field, and tennis courts.
Other athletic facilities on campus include the following:
- Building M (Auxiliary Gym) - In the summer of 2000, the auxiliary gym opened as another practice facility for basketball and volleyball. This building includes two full size basketball courts, as well as the versatility to host volleyball practices.
- Building N (Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading Indoor) - The baseball, softball, and cheerleading programs got their indoor practice facility in the summer of 2005. The building includes locker rooms for all three teams, coaches offices, and six retractable batting cages, as well as enough room to take ground balls.
- Multi-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility - Since the opening of Tiger Field at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium in 2000, the facility lacked the locker rooms desired by the programs using the field. In 2010, the football and soccer teams moved into a $1.7 million facility including locker rooms, coaches offices, weight rooms, and medical training rooms. Also located in this building is the athletic department offices.
Clubs and organizations
The following are organizations for students at BAHS:
Broken Arrow High School fields 20 athletics teams. The Tigers and Lady Tigers have won 46 state championships in their history as recognized by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association.
The current athletic director is Ken Ellett, who has held the title since 1989. Ellett was named OSSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2009. Assistant athletic directors are head football coach Steve Spavital and head boys basketball coach Rusty Stecker.
The athletic logo is one of the most identifiable and unique in the state. It consists of the letter "B" along with a broken arrow in the shape of an "A". Variations of this logo have been in use since the mid-1980s.
A great number of former Tigers and Lady Tigers have gone on to enjoy success as student athletes at the collegiate level. The athletic program has also produced many professional athletes in different sports at various levels.
The following is a list of the sports in which the school competes, along with the current head coach for the team, as well as the years, if any, during which the school's team won the state championship:
- Baseball (Shannon Dobson) - 2 (1991, 2011)
- Boys Basketball (Rusty Stecker) - 1 (1997)
- Girls Basketball (Mike Hughes) - 1 (1983)
- Cheerleading (Amy Howe) - 2 (1999, 2012)
- Boys Cross Country (Petrina Lamb) - 2 (1971, 2009)
- Girls Cross Country (Petrina Lamb) - 0
- Football (Steve Spavital) - 0
- Boys Golf (Bo Belcher) - 0
- Girls Golf (Jim Burdette) - 2 (1985, 1986)
- Boys Soccer (Alex Miranda) - 3 (2001, 2002, 2011)
- Girls Soccer (John Hubbard) - 6 (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1998)
- Softball (Randall King) - 11 (1979, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009)
- Boys Swimming (Courtney Nichols) - 0
- Girls Swimming (Courtney Nichols) - 0
- Boys Tennis (Doug Hennigan) - 0
- Girls Tennis (Cyndi Jackson) - 0
- Boys Track (Scott Morgan) - 1 (2013*)
- Girls Track (Dax Gray) - 1 (2004)
- Volleyball (Kari Smith) - 1 (1993)
- Wrestling (Shawn Jones) - 14 (Team State: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012) (Dual State: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011)
Music and arts
- Jazz Band
- Jazz Choir
- Show Choir
Broken Arrow's marching band, the Pride of Broken Arrow, was the 2006 and 2011 Bands of America Grand National Champion. It is the only high school band in Oklahoma that has achieved first place at BOA's Grand National Championship. The Pride has also won over 19 OBA state championships and has received superior ratings from OSSAA over 100 times.
The following are former graduates from BAHS:
- Alvin Bailey (2009), American football offensive lineman
- Jim Baumer (1949), former major league infielder and general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers
- Archie Bradley (2011), baseball prospect, drafted seventh overall in 2011 by the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Jim Brewer (1955), former major league pitcher with Los Angeles Dodgers
- DeDe Dorsey (2002), Las Vegas Locomotives runningback, former NFL player with Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Lions
- Steve Logan (1970), running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Brad Penny (1996), pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
- Andy Wilkins (2007), first/third baseman in the Chicago White Sox organization, member of Team USA Baseball
- Kristin Cast (2005), author, coauthor of the House of Night series
- Kristin Chenoweth (1986), actress and soprano
- Amy H. Sturgis (1990), author, scholar, and podcaster
- Kathryn Zaremba (2002), Broadway and TV actress.
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