Darlean Calip and Annette Kennedy have been friends for a long time.
They shared the spotlight Saturday as the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association added five new members to its Hall of Fame.
Also inducted in a luncheon at All Saints Catholic School in Norman were Preston superintendent and former basketball coach Mark Hudson; retired former Kiowa girls coach Wade Daniel; and retired former Kingfisher girls coach Jay Wood.
Calip, who has coached Sapulpa’s girls for 14 seasons, played basketball at East Central University and was later an ECU graduate assistant during Kennedy's playing career at the Ada school.
Kennedy went on to coach Booker T. Washington's girls for 19 seasons, guiding the program to three state titles, 12 state tournament appearances and nearly 400 wins. She stepped down following the 2016-17 season.
Calip guided Sapulpa to a 6A state title in 2007, Jenks to state titles in 2001 and 2003 and a runner-up finish in 2002, and Moore to a runner-up finish in 1998. She has nearly 400 wins over 22 seasons.
Hudson coached Preston’s girls for five seasons (1996-00) and the boys for 17 (1992-08), winning 490 games and taking 10 teams to the state tournament. He guided the Preston girls to a 1997 state title and a 1999 runner-up finish.
Daniel guided Kiowa for 24 seasons, taking eight teams to the state tournament and winning seven Pittsburg Eight Conference titles. His overall record was 425-242.
Wood coached for 20 seasons, including the final four at Kingfisher, his high school alma mater. He also had stops at Thomas, Mooreland, Tecumseh and Elk City and had a 372-165 overall mark.