Oklahoma Union Public Schools
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Oklahoma Union High School, is a public high school located between South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Lenapah, Oklahoma. The school was established in 1990. It was founded with the purpose of combining three small-school districts into one. The school mascot is the Cougar.
The three school districts in the area were Wann, Lenapah, and Delaware. They were small-town districts and the State of Oklahoma did not wish to fund them, nor did Nowata County. So in 1990, two of the three schools agreed to consolidate. Wann and Lenapah successfully combined while Delaware chose not to. After a few years, Delaware parents wished to move their children to Oklahoma Union. After about five years of Union's establishment, Delaware Public Schools officially closed and merged with Oklahoma Union Public Schools.
As of today, Oklahoma Union is classified as a 2A school, and the school has not had very much athletic success other than the 1997 2A Girls State Championship. In 2004, the Cougars football team went all the way to Class A State Regional. The coach of that championship squad was David Lampton, who continues to coach at the school today. The sports program at the school includes football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, weightlifting, fast-pitch softball, and girls volleyball. The school has discontinued golf and wrestling programs.
Oklahoma Union and Copan are rivals, with the most intense games played in basketball and baseball.
List of Athletic Department personnel
- Athletic Director- Lance Williams
- Head Football Coach- Lance Williams
- Asst.Football Coach- Steve Whaley
- Asst.Football Coach- Rich Geisen
- Head Boys Basketball Coach- Brad Hall
- Asst.Boys Basketball Coach- Thad Hewitt
- Head Girls Basketball Coach- David Lampton
- Asst.Girls Basketball Coach- Crissy Ott
- Head Volleyball Coach- Crissy Ott
- Head Softball Coach- Thad Hewitt
- Head Baseball Coach- Lee Ott
- Asst.Baseball Coach- Steve Whaley
- 1997 2A Girls Basketball
Oklahoma Union FFA
The Oklahoma Union FFA is one of the most accomplished in the state and the country. The Oklahoma Union FFA program is directed by David Maxey and Kevin Stacey. The FFA program has been nicknamed "Beast of The East," referring to its eastern location in the state. It has won a number of State Championships and National Championships in many different CDE events.
New activities center
In May 2009, the Nowata County Bond Issue passed,which allowed Oklahoma Union Public Schools construct a brand new activities center that will include a new gym, art room, agriculture room, and band room. The new gym will reportedly seat 2,500 and be air-conditioned.
Although the high school has a South Coffeyville address, South Coffeyville has its own public schools. Lenapah is the closest town to the OUHS campus.