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Jay Wood voted into OGBCA Hall of Fame

April 03, 2019 - 00:00
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Jay Wood has been selected for one of the top honors in his profession.

The former Kingfisher High School girls basketball coach will be inducted into the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, it was announced last week after the general meeting of the OGBCA.

Wood recently stepped away from coaching after a 20-year career, the last four of which were spent at his alma mater.

He was 57-51 at KHS, a stint that followed a six-year stay at Thomas, which proved to be the most successful stretch of his career.

Wood’s last five Thomas teams advanced to the state tournament, including the 2015 squad that won the Class A state championship.

He also had coaching stops in Mooreland, Tecumseh and Elk City prior to Thomas.

Wood was 372-165 in his career.

He was named the 2015 OGBCA Coach of the Year, 2014 FCA Coach of the Year, 2013 OGBCA Small West All-State coach, 2006 OCA Large

West All-State coach and he was also a finalist for the 2015 NHSACA National Coach of the Year Award.

Wood stepped down after the 2019 season to concentrate on his duties as the KHS athletic director and assistant principal.

Joining Wood in this year’s OGBCA Hall of Fame class are Sapulpa’s Darlene Calip, former Booker T. Washington coach Annette Kennedy, Preston’s Mark Hudson and Kiowa’s Wade Daniel.

It was also voted at the meeting that recently-retired Cashion girls coach Totsy Manning would be one of two recipients of the Charles K. Heatly Award.