Sport recommended as new head varsity football coach for the Bruins

posted Dec 20, 2018, 8:15 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 20, 2018, 8:21 PM ]

The Bartlesville Public School District’s football coach hiring committee received more than 20 applications from in-state, out-of-state, and the collegiate level for the head varsity coaching position recently vacated by Lee Blankenship. The committee consisted of three district administrators along with six parents of football players from different grade levels. The overwhelming recommendation was to elevate the current Defensive Coordinator, Jason Sport, to the head varsity coach position. The board of education will consider that recommendation at its regular meeting in January.


“We are excited to recommend Jason as our next head coach at Bartlesville,” said Athletic and Activities Director Spence Rigdon. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help build on the momentum and direction of the program.”   

Sport, aged 39 and an Alabama native, received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. He and his wife, Ruth, have four children.

 

Sport served as the Defensive Coordinator at Sapulpa High School for seven seasons from 2003 to 2009, so he was part of one of the biggest upsets in Oklahoma playoff history when the Sapulpa team knocked off number one ranked Jenks in the first round in 2005.

 

Sport coached quarterbacks and defensive backs in the 2010 and 2011 seasons at Greenwood High School in Arkansas, where he was tutored under Hall of Fame Coach Rick Jones. Those teams were both Arkansas Class 6A state champions, setting an Arkansas state record with 50 wins in a row.

 

Sport also served four seasons, from 2012 to 2015, as Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line coach at Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa, OK. The Bulldogs finished as Oklahoma Class 3A State runner-up once and appeared twice in the quarterfinals.

 

Jason Sport has just finished his first season as the Defensive Coordinator at Bartlesville High School. He has 16 years of high school football coaching experience with the previous two seasons, 2016 and 2017, at Jenks High School under Hall of Fame Coach Allan Trimble. He served as the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs coach and helped lead the Trojans to the Oklahoma Class 6A-1 State semifinals in both years.

Jason Sport
Jason Sport has been recommended to become the next head varsity football coach for the Bartlesville Bruins.

JASON SPORT’S POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE

Season - Playoff Round (School)

2005 - Oklahoma State 6A Quarterfinalist after an upset win over #1 Jenks (Sapulpa)

2010 - Arkansas State 6A Champions (Greenwood, AR)

2011 - Arkansas State 6A Champions (Greenwood, AR)

2012 - Oklahoma State 3A Playoff Qualifier (Lincoln Christian) 3A Track State Champions

2013 - Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)

2014 - Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)

2015 - Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-Up (Lincoln Christian)

2016 - Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)

2017 - Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)