Tradition

32 State Championships

(RU) Denotes State Runner-Up

Baseball

1982 2017

Boys Basketball

*2008 2015

Boys Cross Country

1996(RU) 1999(RU) 2005 2006 2020

Cheerleading

2006 *2016 *2019

Football

1980(RU) 2005(RU) *2014 *2019

Girls Basketball

1980 1981 1982(RU) 1984(RU) 1986 1988 2006 *2008

Girls Cross Country

1998 2003 2004 *2006 *2007 2012(RU)

Girls Golf

*2018

Girls Tennis

*2007

Pom

2009 2014 2017

Powerlifting

2014 2015

Softball

1988 2014 2017

Slow Pitch Softball

2021

Volleyball

1978 1979 1980 1982 1983 1984 1986(RU) 1988(RU) 2020(RU)

Wrestling

1983 2019(RU) 2021 Dual State 2021(RU)

10 Academic Championships

(RU) Denotes State Runner-Up

Boys Basketball

2008 2022

Cheerleading

2016 2019

Football

2014 2019

Girls Basketball

2008

Girls Cross Country

2006 2007

Girls Golf

2018

Girls Tennis

2007

2021 Dawn Fischer Multi-Sport More
2021 Jenifer Kleyn Volleyball More
2021 Tiffany (Whittall) Harris Multi-Sport More
2021 Robert Smith (Posthumously) Coach More
2021 Dewayne Thornton Coach More
2020 Tony Ellison Multi-Sport More
2020 Josh Heskew Football More
2020 Jerry Morgan Coach More
2020 Danielle (Zanotti) Parker Multi-Sport More
2020 1983 Wrestling Team Wrestling More
2019 Shane Hamman Wrestling More
2019 Charles Carpenter Coach More
2019 Toby Daugherty Multi-Sport More
2019 1984 Volleyball Team Volleyball More
2019 James Garner Multi-Sport More
2018 Misty VanCuren Multi-Sport More
2018 Steve Smiley Athletic Director More
2018 Travis Raper Multi-Sport More
2018 Bob Pigg Basketball More
2018 Dr. Linda Lacy Coach More
2018 Tommy Duckett Multi-Sport More
2018 Kendall Cross Wrestling More
2018 Darron Cox Multi-Sport More
2018 Lori Cloar Carter Basketball More
2018 Dennis Byrd Football More

Dawn Fischer

Multi-Sport

Dawn Fischer:(Volleyball, Basketball, Softball) Dawn Fischer is a 1982 graduate of Mustang High School where she was a 3 sport star earning All-State honors in Volleyball and Basketball. She was selected as the All Around Female Athlete for Mustang High School in 1982. Dawn earned state titles in Volleyball in 1982 and in Basketball in 1980 and 1981. She was selected to play in the Oklahoma-Texas All Star basketball game in 1982.
Dawn went on to play college basketball at Oklahoma Christian University from 1982-1986. During the 1985 season the Lady Eagles won the NAIA District 9 championship and advanced to the NAIA National Quarterfinals. As a senior Fischer averaged 16.8pts per game. She currently ranks #12 on the all-time list for blocked shots and #16 on the all-time list for rebounds. In 1990 Dawn competed in the US Olympic Festival playing team handball.
Dawn graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from New York University in 1999.
Dawn has worked in the HIV Unit at Sherman Oaks Hospital, the ICU unit at both NYU and Wellington Hospital in London and the New York Organ Donor Network. She has served as a SAGE board member since 2012 and as a Parker Collegiate Trustee since 2018. She also served as a player, coach and secretary for the Prospect Women’s Softball League in Brooklyn from 2006-2019.
Dawn is married to Stacey Friedman and they have two kids: Ethan 18 and Vivian 17. Fischer’s brothers Mark and Todd and sister-in-laws Kim and Sheryl all attended Mustang High School.

Jenifer Kleyn

Volleyball

Jenifer Kleyn:(Volleyball) Jenifer Kleyn is a 1988 graduate of Mustang High School. Jenifer was a two time All-State Volleyball Selection after the 1987 and 1988 seasons. She was named the State Tournament MVP in 1988. Jenifer also earned the honor of Class Valedictorian.
Jenifer went on to play collegiately at Auburn University where she was a 4 year starter. Jenifer holds the career aces record and career aces record per set at Auburn. She is a member of the 1,000 Kill Club. Jenifer ranks in the programs top 10 for kills, attacks and digs and is 2nd in SEC history and 10th in NCAA history for career service aces.
Jenifer was a 3-time Academic All SEC and 2-time Academic All-America honoree. She earned the Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Leah Rawls Atkins Female Scholar Athlete of the Year at Auburn in 1992. Jenifer was inducted into the Auburn Tiger Trail in 2010.
Jenifer earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from OU in 2011
Jenifer has worked for Oklahoma City Public Schools for 27 years where she currently serves as an Assistant Principal at US Grant High School.
Jenifer is the daughter of Janna Julian and Robert Kleyn.

Tiffany (Whittall) Harris

Multi-Sport

Tiffany (Whittall) Harris :(Softball, Basketball, Track) Tiffany (Whittall) Harris is a 1991 graduate of Mustang High School. Tiffany was a three sport star during her high school career. She earned All-State honors in softball and basketball. She was a member of the 1988 state championship softball team. During her track career she qualified for the state meet all 4 years where she was a 2x State Runner-Up in Shot and State Runner-Up in Disc.
Tiffany went on to play college softball at the University of Southwestern Louisiana now the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She was a 4 year Letterman and led the Lady Cajuns to its first two trips to the Women's College World Series in 1993 and 1995. During her time at UL Lafayette the team was ranked nationally ascending to the #2 spot in 1994.
Tiffany was an All American catcher. She holds the NCAA record for RBI’s in a game with 11 and total bases in a game with 13 including 2 grand slams in one inning. She holds the All-Time highest fielding percentage for a career at .994 and is 3rd in both career chances at 1,474 and putouts at 1,389. She graduated in 1995 with a degree in Public Relations. Tiffany was inducted into the UL Lafayette Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
Tiffany has been married to her husband Robert, the longtime voice of the Lady Cajuns, for 26 years. Robert proposed to Tiffany on home plate at her last game at UL. They have one son Hogan who currently plays baseball in the Oakland Athletics Organization. Tiffany and Hogan were the first mother/son softball/baseball players in UL history
Tiffany is the President and CEO of Foster Marketing.
Tiffany was born on November 18, 1972 to Bob and Mary Ann Whittall.

Robert Smith (Posthumously)

Coach

Robert(Bob) Smith (Posthumously):(Head Coach Football, Wrestling, Track) Robert Smith was born in Ramona, OK on December 14, 1924. He was raised in the “oil patch” in Osage County. He graduated from Barnsdall High School in 1943. Robert enlisted in the United States Navy on July 20, 1943. He served on the USS Herald of the Morning during Pacific Operations in World War II. He was honorably discharged on March 22, 1946. Robert married Arlene L. Mappes in May 1948. In 1951 he earned his college degree from the University of Oklahoma. This launched the beginning of his teaching and coaching career. Coach Smith worked at Davis Public Schools from 1951-1962. From there he moved to Velma Public Schools from 1962-1966. In 1966 Coach Smith was hired by Mustang Public Schools. Coach Robert Smith served as the first head coach of the Football, Wrestling and Track programs during his tenure in Mustang. Coach Smith started the Track and Football programs in 1966 and the Wrestling program followed soon after in 1968. Coach Smith led the football program to its first district championship and playoff appearance during the 1970 season. He also coached the school's first ever state tournament qualifier in wrestling in 1971. Coach Smith oversaw the construction of the original Bronco Stadium and Field House. He became the district's first Athletic Director in 1973. Coach Smith died on June 10, 1995. He and his wife Arlene were married for 47 years. They had 5 children all of which graduated from Mustang. The Smiths have numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who also attended Mustang Public Schools.

Dewayne Thornton

Coach

Coach Dewayne Thornton:(Basketball) Coach Dewayne Thornton was a faithful teacher, leader, and coach at Mustang Middle School for 23 years. He began his teaching career in 1970 at Shidler Elementary in Oklahoma City. He moved to Mustang in 1973 where he taught reading, math, and social studies. He began coaching the 7th grade boy’s and girl’s basketball teams in 1974. Coach Thornton won multiple tournaments throughout his career with both teams. In 1985 the girls' basketball team helped Coach Thornton earn his 100th career victory. His leadership and passion for the game allowed him to mold and develop players who were able to go on to achieve success at the high school level. He focused on teaching his athletes the fundamentals of the game. The Legendary Bob Pigg credited Coach Thornton in his 2018 HOF speech as an integral part of his success in building what would become the most dominant girls’ basketball program in the 80’s. Coach Thornton was named teacher of the year during his time at Mustang Middle School. He won the Project Read Certificate Merit for his service to school and community in improving reading achievement through innovative techniques. Coach Thornton retired from teaching and coaching in 1996. Dewayne Thornton was born April 5, 1934, to Rory and Hazel Thornton. He has one brother, David Thornton, and a sister, Donna Burkhart. He married his first love, Maxine Thornton in 1952. They adopted Mitch Thornton in 1960 and Kimberly Parenzan in 1962. Dewayne has 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Maxine passed in 1982 and God blessed him with Delores Thornton in 1984, they were married for 33 years before she went home in 2017. Coach Thornton was also known for his love of fishing and traveling. He enjoyed taking people to Texoma and to Arkansas to fish his favorite watering holes. He loves his family dearly and loves spending time with them whenever possible.

Tony Ellison

Multi-Sport

Tony Ellison: (Wrestling & Football) Tony Ellison was a 1980 graduate of Mustang High School. Tony was a State Champion Wrestler in 1979 and 1980. He was also the Grand State Champion in 1979 and Grand State Runner Up in 1980. Tony was a member of the AAU Wrestling Team that represented the United States in Japan in 1979. Tony’s overall high school record was (110-9). Tony was also a four year starter on the Mustang Bronco Football team. Tony earned Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1979.
Tony attended Oklahoma State University in 1980 – 1981 on a wrestling scholarship. Tony returned to Mustang in 1981 to work in the family business.
Tony Ellison was born on December 13th, 1961 to Howard and Patricia Ellison. He has 4 sisters and 1 brother. Tony graduated from Mustang High School in 1980 and married his high school sweetheart, Karen in November of 1982. They have one son, Matthew, and one daughter, Kaitlin. Kaitlin and her husband Shane Carroll have one son, Cole.
Tony and his wife Karen still live in the Mustang community where Tony serves as the President of his company, United Trenching Inc. which specializes in water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer main installation. He also established Ellison Investments in 2012 which specializes in residential and commercial land development in the Oklahoma City metro area. He is the past president of the Oklahoma Municipal Contractors’ Association.
Tony also served on the Mustang School Board from 2002 – 2009. The Ellison family has attended the Bridge Church since February 1982. Tony enjoys golfing, snow skiing, spending time with his family and spoiling his grandson, Cole.

Josh Heskew

Football

Josh Heskew: (Football, Track) Josh Heskew is a 1993 Graduate of Mustang High School. Josh was a tight end and nose guard for the Mustang Bronco Football team. He is one of the most decorated football players in program history. Heskew caught 19 passes along with 2 touchdowns and amassed 158 tackles his senior season. Josh was the first player in Bronco History to be selected to all three all-state football teams: The Tulsa World, The Daily Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Heskew was selected to represent Oklahoma in the Texas – Oklahoma Oil Bowl. Josh also lettered in track.
Josh went on to play collegiately at the University of Nebraska. He was a 2 time All Big 12 Honor Roll member in 1996 and 1997, 3 time National Champion in 1994, 1995 and 1997 and was named First Team All-Big 12 in 1998. During his playing career the Cornhuskers compiled a 58-6 record. He played in 46 games and started 26 of those. Josh was inducted into the University of Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Josh was the 1st signee for the Oklahoma City Wranglers Arena Football Team where he played for 2 seasons compiling 21 tackles and 4 sacks in just 21 games.
Josh is the son of Mark and Vickie Heskew. Josh and his wife Brooke have 4 children: Rex, Rylee, Max and Maggee. He is employed by CUDL, a software development company out of Irvine, CA and serves as an assistant football coach at Newcastle High School.

Jerry Morgan

Coach

Jerry Morgan: (Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball) Jerry Morgan played two years of baseball and basketball at East Central University in Ada, followed by 2 seasons of professional baseball with the New York Yankees Farm Club in McAlester, Oklahoma. His coaching career started in 1951 at Valliant High School. Coach Morgan served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956 and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he continued his coaching career. He also served as head coach at Doyle High School, Harrah High School and Marlow High School before coming to Mustang. Jerry Morgan would go on to teach and coach for 33 years.
Coach Morgan moved to Mustang High School in 1966 coaching 3 different sports; girls basketball, boys basketball and baseball. In 1970 Coach Morgan’s basketball team won 17 consecutive games. A record that stood for 45 years. That same year he was also named the Little All City Baseball Coach of the Year. Coach Morgan has the distinction of coaching Mustang’s first male All State Athlete, Tommy Duckett, in 1970. Coach Morgan has witnessed Mustang grow from a Class B school upon his arrival to now being the 4th largest high school in the state.
Coach Morgan retired from coaching in 1975 but continued teaching for 14 more years at Mustang High School. Jerry and JoAnn Morgan were married in 1951 and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in September. The Morgan’s have two children Gary and Tammy and 5 grandchildren. They still live in the Mustang community and have been members of the Mustang United Methodist Church since 1966.

Danielle (Zanotti) Parker

Multi-Sport

Danielle (Zanotti) Parker: (Cross Country, Basketball, Track) Danielle (Zanotti) Parker is one of two female athletes to earn All-State Honors in 3 sports at Mustang High School. In Cross Country, Danielle was a four time top 10 finisher at the state meet from 2001-2004. In 2001 she helped the team earn both conference and regional championships while being named the All City Cross Country Runner of the Year. She led the Broncos to back to back State Titles in 2003 and 2004.
On the basketball court Danielle continued her success earning First Team All-City honors in 2004 and 2005, Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association and Oklahoma Coaches Association All State in 2005 as well as winning AAU National Championships in 2003 and 2005.
In track, Danielle was named United States of America Track and Field All American in 2001. In 2004 she was a member of the 4 X 800 State Championship Team.
In 2004 Danielle was named the Wendy’s High School Heisman National Runner Up and in 2005 the Jim Thorpe and March of Dimes Scholar Athlete of the Year. Danielle graduated from Mustang High School in 2005 as class Valedictorian.
Danielle went on to play basketball at Kansas State University where she was a 4 year letterman and member of the 2008 Big 12 Championship team. Danielle graduated from Kansas State in 2009 with a degree in psychology. She decided to stay at KSU as the Director of Basketball Operations for the next 4 years.
Danielle earned her Doctorate degree at the University of Tulsa and is currently a clinical psychologist in PTSD at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration. She and her husband Michael Parker, a Mustang High School teacher, reside here in Mustang.
Danielle is the daughter of Dona Zanotti and Joe VanB

1983 Wrestling Team

Wrestling

Top Row: Head Coach: Don Langham, Monte Roddy, Kevin Legg, Scotty Davis, Richard Schultz, Kevin Cross, Rich Allen, Jeff Legg, David Green, Scott Minor, Craig Luken, Blaine Claypool
Bottom Row: Tim Barnes, Chris Parsons, Wade Huckabay, Jeff McDaniel, Roy Schultz, Gary Patterson, Darin Lively, Assistant Coach: Don Rudek (Not pictured: Gary Kinder)
The 1983 Mustang Bronco Wrestling team won the school’s first ever Wrestling State Championship. It was truly a team effort as the team did not have a single individual state champion. The state tournament placers were:
108 – Tim Barnes – finished 4th
115 – Chris Parsons – won one match
136 – Gary Patterson – finished 3rd
141 – Wade Huckabay – finished 2nd
148 – Darin Lively – finished 3rd
190 – Jeff McDaniel – finished 3rd
Heavyweight – Roy Schultz – finished 3rd
1983 Mustang High School Wrestling Team
1983 Mustang Bronco Wrestling Team (Wrestling State Champion): The 1983 wrestling team finished the dual season with a record of 13-4 and won the conference and regional championships. The Broncos qualified seven wrestlers for the state tournament.
After the first day of the state tournament six of the seven state qualifiers dropped into the consolation rounds and the team trailed Tulsa Webster by 25.5 points. Even though the Broncos faced an uphill battle they were able to pull off one of the biggest comebacks in wrestling history. Seniors Gary Patterson, Darin Lively, Jeff McDaniel and Roy Schultz placed 3rd, freshman Tim Barnes finished 4th and senior Wade Huckabay finished 2nd. They remain the only team in state history to earn a team title without a single individual state champion.
1983 Wrestling Team Members:
Head Coach: Don Langham
Assistant: Don Rudek
Manager: Greg Kimball
Mat Maids: Stacy Jackson, Marian Jensen, Micki Edwards, Julie Wilson, Stacy Isalas, Juane Hamm, Mandy Smith, Mariann Denton
Cheerleader: Angie Franks
Freshmen: Tim Barnes
Sophomores: Chris Parsons, Scott Davis, Craig Luken, Scott Minor, Kevin Legg
Juniors: Blaine Claypool, Kevin Cross, Richard Schultz, Richie Allen
Seniors: Monty Roddy, David Green, Jeff Legg, Gary Patterson, Wade Huckabay, Darin Lively, Gary Kinder, Jeff McDaniel, and Roy Shultz

Shane Hamman

Wrestling

Shane Hamman was born on June 20, 1972 to Joe and Carol Hamman.

Shane is a 1990 graduate of Mustang High School where he competed in both football and wrestling. Shane’s athletic career took off after high school as he found the sport of weight lifting.

Shane competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He set the American record in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and total kgs while placing 7th at the 2004 Olympic Games. Shane is often referred to as the strongest weightlifter in American history.

From 1991-1996 in Powerlifting Shane was a 2 time World Gold Medalist, 4 time National Champion and broke 14 World records. From 1996-2005 in Weightlifting he was a 9 Time National Champion, 2 time Olympian and broke 27 American records.

Shane is currently employed as an Account Manager for Anchor Drilling Fluids. He is married to his wife Cristin. They have three children Ember, Titus and Axel.

Charles Carpenter

Coach

Charles Carpenter : (Football ) Charles Carpenter is the first member of the 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Coach Carpenter served as head coach of the Mustang football program from 1973 - 1992 with a career record of (126 - 89). He led Mustang to the playoffs 9 times. The Broncos earned four District Cha mpionships (’78,’80,’82,’84) and a State Runner - Up fin ish in 1980 losing a hard fought game to Ada 10 - 3. Coach Carpenter oversaw the transition from a class 2A program to a 6A program by the end of his tenure. Before coming to Mustang Carpenter served as h ead coach at US Grant where he went a combined (25 - 18). His career coaching record is (151 - 107).

Toby Daugherty

Multi-Sport

Toby Daugherty was born on November 11, 1962 in Eldorado, KS. He is the son of Carl and Sharon Daugherty. He has one brother, Terry, who was a 1982 MHS graduate.

Toby is a 1981 graduate of Mustang High School. He was a 3 sport athlete at Mustang excelling in football, wrestling and track. Toby was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All State Football Team and was selected to play in the Oil Bowl. During his wrestling career he earned the 1981 Heavyweight State Championship, as well as a state runner-up finish and was named to the All State Wrestling Team. He also went on to earn an AAU Junior Olympic National Championship in both Greco and Freestyle Wrestling. Toby rounded out his high school career by earning a 4th place finish in the shot put at the state track meet.

Toby played college football at Central State University and was a member of the 1982 National Championship Team. Toby was inducted into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of this team. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UCO.

After graduating college Toby began a 14 year teaching and coaching career at Edmond Memorial High School where he served as the head football coach. Toby entered into private business in 2004.

Toby is married to his wife Susan and they have two daughters Emily Hey of Mustang and Katie Ellis of Dallas, TX.

1984 Volleyball Team

Volleyball

The 1984 Mustang High School Volleyball Team went a remarkable (45-0) on their way to earning the 1984 State Championship. The team was coached by 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Linda Lacy. This team accomplished what most teams only dream of by going undefeated. This team captured 6 tournament championships and a regional championship on their way to earning the state title.

The team produced four All-Staters: Seniors- Darlene Justik, Marianne Denton, Mandy Smith and Sophomore Stephanie Nowicki. The other starters included: Terri Triplett, Terri Pyle and Shelli Siebold. Other team members included: Abbie Ritter, Angie Terrett, Heidi Long, Jill Stutler, Cindy Maddux and Assistant Coach Mary Sine.

The team would like to accept this honor on behalf of their late teammate Marianne Denton. Marianne lost her battle with cancer in 2011. Marianne was a four year starter at setter and was named to the All State Team in ‘82, ‘83 and ‘84. She went on to play collegiately and in 2009 founded the Oklahoma Storm Volleyball Club.

James Garner

Multi-Sport

James Garner was born on December 21, 1951 to Ray and Edna Garner. He has one brother Wayne who was a 1966 graduate of MHS.

James is a 1970 graduate of Mustang High School where he starred in football, basketball and baseball. James was the first quarterback in the history of the football program earning All Conference selection both his junior and senior seasons. He was a three year letterman on the basketball team. The 1970 team won a school record 18 games in a row and that record stood until 2015. James averaged 16 points per game during that season. He earned All Conference honor his senior season. James was a four year letterman in baseball. Earning All Conference honors during both his junior and senior seasons. He was named the Daily Oklahoman Little All City Player of the Year in 1970 as well as being named to the All State Team.

After graduation James signed with Oklahoma City Southwestern on a baseball scholarship. After completing one year James went on to play professional softball for 15 years. During this time he was named to 20 different All Star Teams. James was a member of the 1978 World Champion Softball Team where he was named First Team All World Infielder.

James retired from Applied Industrial Technologies in 2017.

James has been married to his wife Lynna for 40 years. James has 4 sons Shane, Evan, Jordan and Jeremy.

Misty VanCuren

Multi-Sport

Misty VanCuren was born on May 21, 1974. She is the daughter of Pam and Ron West. Misty moved to Mustang in the 5th grade and she has been a legend ever since.
Misty is a 1992 graduate of Mustang High School. She was a 3 sport athlete at Mustang excelling in softball, basketball and soccer. Misty is the only athlete in the history of Mustang High School to be named All State in 3 sports. Misty was a member of the 1988 state champion softball team and the 1991 state runner-up team. She was named to the Daily Oklahoman Super 5 team in 1992. After fielding scholarship offers in all 3 sports Misty decided to stay close to home and play basketball at the University of Oklahoma.
Misty played at OU from 1992-1995. At the end of the 1995 season she decided to transfer to Oklahoma Christian University. At OC, she averaged 13.9 points per game for the Lady Eagles during the 1995-96 basketball season which earned her All-Sooner Athletic Conference second-team honors. After exhausting her basketball eligibility she played softball during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. She earned her degree in education in December of 1997.
After graduation Misty applied with the Dallas Police Department and entered the police academy in 1998. Misty has served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT Team member, Academy Instructor, Mayors Protection Detail and currently serves as a Detective in the Organized Crime Division.
Misty is most proud of the fact that she raised her younger sister Summer Delarosa Clark.

Steve Smiley

Athletic Director

Steve Smiley was born in Salem, IL September 12, 1950. Steve and his family moved to Crescent, OK in 1962. He graduated from Crescent High School in 1968. After graduation he attended Central State University where he earned his degree in 1974. Steve went on to obtain his Master’s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1982.

Steve was employed by Mustang Public Schools from 1975-2001. He served as District Athletic Director from 1985-2001. While serving as Athletic Director he oversaw the transition of Mustang Athletics moving from Class 5A to Class 6A. He also helped negotiate the first regionally televised High School Football game between Mustang and Midwest City High School in 1989.

In 2001 Steve moved to Bixby where he served as Athletic Director from 2001-2005. He retired in 2005 from public education. Steve is still an active member in the athletic world as he can be found traveling the state for Daktronics.

Steve has been an active member in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as well as the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He served as OIAAA President from 1990-1991, he served on the NIAAA board of directors from 1996-1998. In 1995 he was named the National Council of Secondary Schools Athletic Director of the Year. He received the OIAAA State Citation in 1997 and OIAAA Award of Merit in 2001. In 2005 he was named Oklahoma Coaches Association Region 7 and Oklahoma Coaches Association Athletic Director of the Year.

Travis Raper

Multi-Sport

Travis Raper was born on January 31, 1935. He is a 1954 graduate of Mustang High School. Travis was a standout basketball and fast-pitch softball player.

Travis was a 3 year starter on the boys basketball team. He led the team in scoring during the 1952-1953 and 1953-1954 seasons averaging over 20 points per game. He was named First Team All Conference both seasons. Travis was also a 4 year letterman on the fast-pitch softball team. His junior and senior year he was the number one pitcher.

After graduating from Mustang High School Travis went on to serve in the Oklahoma City Fire Department reaching the rank of Captain. Travis, however might be most remembered for his semi-pro fast-pitch softball accomplishments. Travis appeared in 10 national tournaments and recorded 50 no hitters during his pitching career. Throughout his softball career, Travis pitched for several teams including Connies Prescription, Yellow Cab, Motiff Homes, Master-bilt Motors, and the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Travis Raper was named one of the “Best 21” players in the 25 year history of the Wichita Falls Invitational Tournament. One of his biggest and brightest moments though was on a spring night in 1962 when Travis and his Master-bilt Motors team faced the legendary Eddie Feigner and his Kings of the Court. Travis pitched a masterpiece out-dueling Eddie Feigner in 15 innings leading his team to a 1-0 victory. Travis was inducted into the Oklahoma City Metro Softball Hall of Fame in 1984 and is considered legendary in regards to Oklahoma softball players.

Travis Raper passed away on May 21, 2013.

Bob Pigg

Basketball

Bob Pigg was born in Dow, OK on August 14, 1933. Before entering education he served for 20 years in the United States Air Force where he retired as a Master Sergeant.
From 1975-1991 Bob Pigg served as Head Girls Basketball Coach at Mustang High School. Coach Pigg has a career record of 359-83. He led the Lady Broncos to state championships in 1980, ’81, ’86 and ’88. The Lady Broncos were state runner-up in ’82,’84, and ’89. The Daily Oklahoman dubbed Bob Pigg as the coach of the ‘80’s. In his 17 years as a head coach, Pigg lead his team to 13 state tournament berths and during a 10 year span Coach Pigg and the Lady Broncos were in the state finals 7 times.
Bob Pigg coached 19 All State players and 1 Converse All American while at Mustang. Pigg was named conference coach of the year 12 times, Big All City Coach of the year 3 times, Oklahoma Girls All State Coach in 1980 and Texas/Oklahoma All Star Game Coach in 1984. In 1991 Coach Pigg was named the National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the year.
Bob Pigg retired from Mustang Public Schools in 1991. Upon his retirement he was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1992, the Oklahoma High School Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994 and he is also a member of the City of Mustang Hall of Fame.
Coach Pigg has been an active member of the Mustang Community serving as President of the Kiwanis, Elder at Mustang Christian Church, as well as volunteering with the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. He is also a lifetime member of the UCO alumni association and member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.
Coach Pigg has been married to wife Mona Ray Pigg for 64 years. Bob and Mona have one son Keith.

Dr. Linda Lacy

Coach

Dr. Linda Lacy is a 1970 graduate of Miami High School in Miami, OK where she was an accomplished track and field athlete. Upon graduating high school Dr. Lacy attended Oklahoma State University from 1970-1974 where she was a member of the Field Hockey, Badminton and Volleyball programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. She went on to earn a Masters in Administration from UCO in 1979 and PhD from OSU in 1987.

Dr. Lacy started her coaching career at Mustang in 1974. In 9 seasons as a head volleyball coach her overall record was 329-26. In 1984 the Lady Broncos went a perfect 45-0 and captured the 1984 state championships. Her teams also won state titles in 1978, ’79, ’80, ’82 and ’83. Her 1981 team earned runner-up. While at Mustang Dr. Lacy also coached softball leading the Lady Broncos to a 3rd place finish at the 1983 state tournament, track, cross country and junior high basketball. Dr. Lacy was named Oklahoma Volleyball Coach of the year in 1982 and 1983, she was named District 5 Coach of the Year in 1984.

Dr. Lacy served as assistant principal at Mustang High School from 1984-1986.

From 1986-1990 Dr. Lacy served as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Riverside Community College in Riverside California. She holds a career winning percentage of .689 which remains the highest winning percentage in school history. She also served as the Head Men’s Golf coach from 1988-1990 leading the program to its first ever conference championship. In 1990 she was named Dean of Student Activities. She served in this capacity until 1997. From 1997-2000 Dr. Lacy served as Dean of Student Services. In 2000 she was named Associate Vice President of Student Services. 2003-2005 she served as Vice President of Student Services in 2006 she served as Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Operations. In 2006 she was named interim President and served in this capacity until 2009. In 2009 she named President/Superintendent of Cheritos College in Norwalk California.

Tommy Duckett

Multi-Sport

Tom Duckett was born on July 22, 1953 to Ross and Charlene Duckett. Tom came by his athletic prowess honestly. Ross Duckett played college football and wrestled at Oklahoma State University. Tom’s sister Charlotte Duckett was the first girls All State Basketball player at Mustang in 1965 and went on to play collegiately at Ouachita Baptist University.
Tom Duckett was a well-rounded student-athlete. Tom graduated from Mustang High School in 1971 as Salutatorian of his class. He was a member of the National Honor Society for 4 years, a member of Student Council for 3 years and was a member of the choir and jazz band.
Tom was a multi-sport athlete as well at Mustang High School excelling in football, basketball and track. He earned All-Conference and All District honors in football and basketball his junior and senior seasons. During his senior season Tom averaged 22 points and 15 rebounds per game. He was named First Team Big All City, Oklahoma All State, Faith Seven All Star, Jim Thorpe Athlete of the Year and Boston Scouting Systems of America High School All American. Tom signed a scholarship to play basketball at Oklahoma State University
Tom played at OSU from 1971-1974. At the end of the 1974 season he transferred to Bethany Nazarene College. During his senior season he was named NAIA District 9 All District First Team. He set the single game rebounding record at BNC with 23 rebounds and held that record for 20 years. He graduated from BNC Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology.
Tom has served in various church staff ministry roles throughout his adult life. He has recorded 7 albums and in 2008 one of his songs reached number five on the Independent Reporting Christian Radio Stations. In 1999 he was awarded the Oklahoma Governor’s Humanitarian Award for his relief efforts following the May 3, 1999 tornado.
Tom and his wife Becky have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
The Duckett family along with Tom’s accomplishments have left a lasting impact on the Mustang community. Charline Duckett was a long time teacher for Mustang Public Schools. Ross Duckett was the first Mayor of Mustang and served 16 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Kendall Cross

Wrestling

Kendall Cross was born February 24, 1968 in Hardin, MT.

Kendall is a 1986 graduate of Mustang High School where he starred on the wrestling team. Kendall was state runner-up in 1984, state champion in 1985 and finished 3rd in 1986. Kendall won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Championships before going on to wrestle at Oklahoma State University.

While at OSU Kendall was a three time All-American and won the 1989 NCAA Championship. Kendall earned his degree from OSU in Political Science and Economics. It was said on many occasions that Kendall Cross was destined to be an Olympic Champion due to his wide-open exciting style which would be dubbed the “Kendall Cross style.”

Kendall was named the Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler in 1992 and 1995. Kendall wrestled in the 1992 Olympics where he earned a 6th place finish. To qualify for the 1996 Olympics Cross had to defeat two-time world champion Terry Brands in a series of history making matches. While at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta Kendall earned a gold medal in the 57 kilogram weight class (125.5lbs) by defeating Guivi Sissaouri of Canada 5-3 in the finals. Kendall finished his career by earning the 1997 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling Championship in Stillwater.

Kendall is one of the most decorated wrestlers in United States wrestling history. He was named the 1997 USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year. In 2002 he was honored as a distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and in 2006 he was inducted into the OSU Hall of Honor.

After his career ended Kendall went on to serve as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. Kendall has also served as a coach for the Dave Schultz Wrestling Club as well as the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club.

Darron Cox

Multi-Sport

Darron is a 1986 graduate of Mustang High School. Darron was a 3 sport athlete at Mustang excelling in football, basketball and baseball.

Darron quarterbacked the ’86 Bronco football team to a 9-1 record and was named First Team Big All City. He went on to average 14 points per game as the point guard in basketball where he earned All State Honors and then capped off the year in baseball where Darron was named 1986 Big All City Player of the Year as well as receiving All State honors. Darron went on to play college baseball at the University of Oklahoma.

While at OU Darron was named to the Freshman All American Team, Big 8 Player of the Year and selected to the OU All-Century Team. In 1989 he was drafted in the 5th round by the Cincinnati Reds and made his Big League debut with the Montreal Expos in 1999. Darron had 25 plate appearances including 6 hits, 1 Home Run and 2 RBI’s. His season, unfortunately, was cut short due to a knee injury; however, Darron enjoyed a 14 year career in professional baseball where he was a 5 time Minor League All Star. After his playing days ended Darron coached for 4 years in the Colorado Rockies organization.

After retiring from professional baseball Darron founded the Thunder Academy, a baseball academy for aspiring players.

Lori Cloar Carter

Basketball

Lori (Cloar) Carter was born July 28, 1970 to Paul and Linda Cloar. She is a 1988 graduate of Mustang High School.

Lori was a standout basketball player at Mustang High School lettering all 3 years. Her team’s record during her career at MHS was 70-12 and she earned 2 state championships (1986 and 1988). Lori was named sophomore of the Year in the Metro Conference in 1986, First Team All-Conference in 1987 and 1988, Big All City Player of the Year in 1988, Oklahoma All State in 1988 as well as Converse All American. During the 1988 State Tournament Lori averaged an astounding 30 points per game.

After High School Lori signed with Montana State University where she played the 1989 season. Lori transferred to Southern Nazarene University after her freshman year where she continued her career from 1989-1992. While at SNU she earned All-Conference honors in 1991 and 1992, Honorable Mention All American in 1992 and she was a part of a program that won 122 consecutive home games. She still holds the single game assist record with 17. Lori graduated in 1993 with a degree in Biology.

Lori started her coaching career in 1996 serving as an assistant coach at Oklahoma City University until 1998. She moved to Oklahoma Baptist University as women’s assistant from 1998-2000 and in 2000 Lori took her first head coaching job at St. Gregory’s University. While at St. Gregory’s she was named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2001. In 2003 Lori was named head coach of her alma mater, SNU.

She served as head coach at SNU from 2003-2012. Her teams won the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championships in 2004, 2007 and 2011 and her 2004 team went on to win the NAIA National Championship. Lori is the All-Time Winningest Coach in SNU history with an overall record of 219-83. She was named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year 3 times and was named NAIA Coach of the Year after the 2004 season.

Lori has 2 brothers Doug and Nathan who also graduated from Mustang. She is happily married to Joe Carter and they have one son, Jaxon.

Dennis Byrd

Football

Dennis Byrd was born October 5, 1966 to Dan and Nancy Byrd. He has 4 siblings Dan, Doug, Jeni and Dawn.
Dennis is a 1984 graduate of Mustang High School. He began his football career during his sophomore year of high school and was a 3 year letterman. During his senior season he was credited with 63 unassisted tackles and averaged 2.5 sacks per game. He was named Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year, First Team Big All City, First Team All-District and All State. He was also a letter winner in Track and Field as well.
Dennis accepted a scholarship to the University of Tulsa and was a 4 year starter for the Golden Hurricane. Dennis left the University of Tulsa with 321 total tackles and 21 sacks. In his senior season he amassed 108 tackles, 11 sacks and 35 quarterback hurries earning him Honorable Mention All American Honors. Dennis held the All Time Sack Record until 2013.
Dennis was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. During his 4 year career Dennis totaled 27 sacks and 110 total tackles. Dennis’ career was cut short after suffering a neck injury against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 29, 1992. Dennis was told he would never walk again. However, with his faith, family and amazing work ethic Dennis overcame great obstacles and was able to walk within three short months.
Mustang High School Football created the Dennis Byrd Award in 1988. Dennis was named the Oklahoman of the Year in 1993. His book “Dennis Byrd: Rise and Walk” was published in 1993 and he was an honorary captain at the Jets first home game of the 1993 season where he performed the coin toss. He was honored as one of the 10 most outstanding Americans in 1994. On October 28, 2012 the New York Jets retired his number. The Jets also created the Dennis Byrd Award given annually to honor the most inspirational player in their franchise.
Dennis Byrd died in an automobile accident on October 15, 2016 at the age of 50.

NCAA D1 National Champions

Josh Heskew

Nebraska '95 & '97
Mustang Bronco Class of 1993

Jayden Chestnut

Oklahoma - 2016
Mustang Bronco Class of 2014

Kendall Cross

Oklahoma St. - 1990 ’96 Olympics (Gold) '92 Olympics (6th)
Mustang Bronco Class of 1986

Bubba Burcham

Oklahoma - 2000
Mustang Bronco Class of 1998

Makenzie Donihoo

Oklahoma - 2021
Mustang Bronco Class of 2018