Basketball and baseball coaches named

posted May 31, 2018, 5:41 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 31, 2018, 5:42 PM ]

Donnie Martin has been named the new Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for the Bartlesville Lady Bruins. Coach Martin comes to Bartlesville from Pryor Public Schools, where he led the Lady Tigers to the state tournament in two of his three seasons including a finish this season as the runner-up in Class 5A. Austin Jarvis has been named the new Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Coach Jarvis comes to Bartlesville from Ada Public Schools, where he led the Cougars to 23 wins and a district championship this season.

Donnie Martin took over a girls basketball program in Pryor that had a 13-83 record across the previous four seasons. He guided the Lady Tigers to a 51-32 record in three seasons. When he was coaching at Inola in 2014 and 2015, Martin was selected as conference coach of the year, leading Inola to  conference championships both seasons. He was chosen as the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Coach in 2015 and the 2018 Region Coach of the Year. Donnie’s wife, Lori, will be an assistant coach and teach advanced math at Bartlesville High School. The couple will bring their three school-age children, Chloe, Maggie, and Bo, to Bartlesville. Chloe was Pryor’s leading scorer as a sophomore this year and was selected 5A 1st team all-state by the Daily Oklahoman and 2nd team all-metro by the Tulsa World.

Austin Jarvis took over a program in Ada that had won just 14 games over the previous two seasons. During his lone season there, the Cougars earned a 23-14 record and won their first-ever Bi-District championship. Coach Jarvis had previously been the head coach at Victory Christian High School, which had been ranked No. 5 in Class 3A. In his three years at the school, the Conquerors won almost 80 games after having won seven games before his arrival. Austin is not a newcomer to Bartlesville: he played one season at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and later earned his master’s degree from the school.

Ryan Huff, Bartlesville’s Director of Athletics and Activities, stated, “We are extremely excited to have Coach Donnie Martin lead the Lady Bruins. His knowledge of the game and coaching style will be a perfect fit for next year’s team and for years to come. We welcome him, his wife Lori, and their children to Bartlesville Public Schools. Coach Jarvis is a young coach who has proven he is ready to lead a 6A program. He has had great success at Victory Christian and in Ada, and we are excited he has chosen to take over the reins of the Bartlesville baseball program.”

Donnie Martin
Donnie Martin has been named the new Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Austin Jarvis
Austin Jarvis has been named the new Head Varsity Baseball Coach