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MEET OUR COACHES

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Coach Steve Parker

STEVE PARKER

Coach Parker is the long-time Head Track Coach of Owasso High School.  An Owasso graduate himself, Coach Parker is a member of the Owasso Hall of Fame and has coached for 30 years.  Coach Parker is a Level I USATF Coach.

Coach Blake Collins and his son Wilder

BLAKE COLLINS

Coach Collins has been the Head Cross Country Coach at Owasso High School since 2012.  An indoor All-American at Oklahoma Christian University, Coach Collins has coached distance runners in Track and Cross Country for 25 years. Coach Collins is a Level II USATF Endurance Coach 

Coach Jon Washington

Jonathan Washington

Coach Washington has over 15 years of track coaching experience. The athletes in Coach Washington's program have documented success, have been state champions and have earned All- American status in college. Coach Washington is a USATF level 1 certified coach, USTFCCCA certified speed specialist, and is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enhancement specialist.

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Jesse Washington

Jessie Washington has been coaching at Owasso for 2 years. She has over 10 years experience coaching track and field, girls and boys 400 meters and down.  She has coached countless state champions and is proven as an invaluable sprint coach for the state, boasting the current state record holder in the boys 4x1. She is certified as a USATF Level 1 coach.

Coach Victor Marquez

Victor Marquez

A graduate of Owasso High School and a collegiate pole vaulter at Southern Nazarene University, Coach Marquez has been coaching vaulters for over ten years.  He has coached multiple 6A State Qualifiers and podium finishers for both Owasso and Booker T. Washington.  He also rides a bike to work occasionally.

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SASQUATCH

Having the longest stride of any known, bipedal animal, Sasquatch is a natural choice for the Owasso Striders mascot.  Making a few surprise visits each summer, Sasquatch leads the team in quiet meditation sessions and ultra-challenging games of hide and seek.

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