Seminole State College (Oklahoma)

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Seminole State College
Established 1931 (1931)
President Dr. James W. Utterback
Athletics Trojans

Seminole State College (formerly Seminole Junior College) is a state-supported community college in Seminole, Oklahoma.


The college was founded as Seminole Junior College in 1931 and was renamed Seminole State College in 1996.[1]


The campus is in Seminole, Oklahoma at the junction of Highway 9 W and U.S. Route 270.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college president is Dr. James W. Utterback.[2]

Academic profile[edit]

The college provides one and two-year programs of collegiate-level technical-occupational education.

Student life[edit]


The college athletics teams are nicknamed the Trojans. Head Men's Basketball Coach Is Don Tuley

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Nick Blackburn, MLB player, a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.[3]
  • Jimmy Youngblood, former pro wrestler, played minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
  • Éric Gagné, MLB player, Cy Young Award winner in 2003, closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Chase McLaughlin, Youngest E4 Specialist in United States Army history, Lion Heart award recipient.
  • Ryan Franklin, Former professional baseball player
  • Evan Gattis, MLB player, designated hitter, catcher, and left fielder for the Houston Astros.


  1. ^ Seminole State College - Who are We?
  2. ^ "About SSC". Seminole State College. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nick Blackburn Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 35°14′54″N 96°42′16″W / 35.24839°N 96.70443°W / 35.24839; -96.70443