2019 All-State Coach of the Year: Loren Montgomery, Bixby

Guided the 6AII Spartans to their first undefeated record and fifth state title in six seasons. The Spartans averaged 56.3 points and didn’t have a winning margin under 28 points until the state final. Has won 25 in a row to improve his record to 83-38 in 10 seasons at Bixby. Also was 9-1 with a 6A runner-up finish as Jenks’ interim coach in 2009. Spent 10 seasons as a Jenks assistant. Was a four-year starter as an offensive lineman at Northeastern State. Has a Master’s degree from Oklahoma State. Selected as an All-State player at Sand Springs.

Loren Montgomery

Bixby

Guided the 6AII Spartans to their first undefeated record and fifth state title in six seasons. The Spartans averaged 56.3 points and didn’t have a winning margin under 28 points until the state final. Has won 25 in a row to improve his record to 83-38 in 10 seasons at Bixby. Also was 9-1 with a 6A runner-up finish as Jenks’ interim coach in 2009. Spent 10 seasons as a Jenks assistant. Was a four-year starter as an offensive lineman at Northeastern State. Has a master’s degree from Oklahoma State. Was an All-State player at Sand Springs.

— Barry Lewis, Tulsa World

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