| **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
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.