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Aaron Rodney
**For Immediate Release**
Coaches Stay Busy All Year at OPSU
by Aggie Sports on 03-30-06

Goodwell, Okla.- College coaches often lead hectic lives. At Oklahoma Panhandle State University, members of the Athletic Department stay busy with responsiblities in their own sports, even in the off-season, and often jump in to help with other events.

Spring is no exception, and according to Sports Information Director, Scott Puryear, “Things can get very busy around now, and many times we’ll have softball and baseball games going at the same time.” As SID, Puryear is resposible for arranging to have announcers and bookkeepers at all home games, which is sometimes a difficult task with two games scheduled.

Jerry Olson, Athletic Director and women’s basketball head coach and Aaron Rodney, assistant football coach, are just two who volunteer to fill in when needed. “Jerry will give me any help I need during games,” Puryear said. “Even though he is busy with administrative duties and recruiting, when I ask for his assistance, he’s there. He’ll many times take the microphone and serve as a game announcer and always does an exceptional job.”

Rodney, who coaches the defensive backs and special teams for the Aggies, helps out by keeping the scorebook at Lady Aggie softball games this season. Puryear said, “In my five years as SID, Aaron is probably the best bookkeeper we’ve had for softball. He stays right on top of the action, keeps accurate records and communicates extremely well with coaches and umpires.

Whether it’s in the fall, winter or spring, members of the OPSU athletic staff work hard in their own sports and provide valuable assistance helping with games in other sports as well.

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