Coaching Staff


Lee Blankenship – Head Coach

Lee Blankenship enters his first season as the Head Football Coach at Bartlesville High School.

Before coming to Bartlesville, Blankenship has recorded 7 years of head coaching experience at the varsity level, making the Oklahoma State Playoffs in each of those seasons.

Coach Blankenship was the youngest head football coach in the state of Oklahoma (age 24) when he took over the Class A Gore Pirates in 2011. That season he led the Pirates to an undefeated district championship and state playoff appearance.

In his five seasons at Beggs, Coach Blankenship led the Golden Demons deep into the playoffs, reaching the State Quarterfinals (3rd Round) three times, the state semifinals once, and the Class 3A State Championship game in 2017. The 2017 State Championship appearance was the first for Beggs High School since 1977 and just the third State Championship appearance in the schools history.

As a Head Coach, Blankenship’s teams have averaged 9 wins per season scoring 41 points per game while giving up an average of only 16 points per game.

Blankenship, 32, began his college playing career as a walk on QB at the University of Oklahoma and member of the 2004 Big XII Champion Sooners before suffering what appeared to be a career ending injury. After a determined recovery, he transferred to East Central University in Ada, OK where he finished his playing career and received his bachelor’s degree in History. He and his wife, Abigail, have two children: Cole (3) and Clay who turns one in September.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2006………….. Oklahoma State 2A Semifinalist
2009………….. Arkansas State 2A Quarterfinalist (Union Christian Academy, AR)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoffs (Wilburton)
2011………….. Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)
2012………….. Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)
2013………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2015………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Beggs)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Beggs)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-Up (Beggs)

 

THE BLANKENSHIP PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: December 13, 1985
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Hometown: Spiro, Oklahoma
Family: wife Abigail; Children Cole and Clay


Cody McDaniel – Offensive Coordinator

Cody McDaniel enters his first season as the Offensive Coordinator at Bartlesville High School.

Before coming to Bartlesville, McDaniel has recorded 8 years of coaching experience, including 6 seasons with Coach Lee Blankenship. He has served as the Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line, Defensive Line, and Linebackers in his coaching career. McDaniel helped lead the Golden Demons to the Oklahoma Class 3A State Finals in 2017 and 3 Quarterfinal appearances in the past 5 years. While at Beggs Coach McDaniel’s offenses boasted big numbers in yardage and points per game as well as setting the OSSAA single game passing record throwing for 581 yards.

McDaniel also served as the Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Line coach at Gore High School, Gore, OK. In his single season 2011 that he spent with Gore, the pirates went undefeated in district play crowning the pirates District Champs.

McDaniel, 30, received his bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada, OK where he was a 3 year starter on the offensive line as a center. While at ECU McDaniel was named to the Lone Star All Academic Football Team. It was at ECU that he met his wife Jade McDaniel who was on the ECU Pom Squad. They where married in 2012 they have no children but have been foster parents since the Fall 2017.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoffs  (Okemah)
2011………….. Oklahoma State A Playoffs  (Gore)
2013………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2015………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs  (Beggs)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs  (Beggs)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-Up (Beggs)

THE MCDANIEL PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: June 28, 1987
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma
Family: Wife Jade & 2 Dogs – Gunner and Georgia.


Jason Sport – Defensive Coordinator

Jason Sport enters his first season as the Defensive Coordinator at Bartlesville High School.

Sport comes to Bartlesville with 15 years of high school football coaching experience, including the last two seasons (2016-17) at Jenks High School under Hall of Fame Coach Allan Trimble. He served as the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs coach. Sport helped lead the Trojans to the Oklahoma Class 6A-1 State semifinals in both years.

Sport also served as Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line coach at Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa, OK. In the four seasons (2012-2015) that he spent with Lincoln Christian, the Bulldogs finished as Oklahoma Class 3A State runner-up once and made an appearance in the quarterfinals twice.

In two seasons (2010-11) at Greenwood High School in Arkansas, where he was tutored under Hall of Fame Coach Rick Jones, Sport was a part of two Arkansas Class 6A state championships. Those Greenwood teams set an Arkansas state record with 50 wins in a row. Sport coached quarterbacks and defensive backs.

Sport served as the Defensive Coordinator at Sapulpa High School for 7 seasons (2003-09) where he was a part of one of the biggest upsets in Oklahoma playoff history. His Sapulpa team knocked off number one ranked Jenks in the 2005 first round.

Sport, 38 and an Alabama native, received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. He and his wife, Ruth, have four children: Braylon (13), Caydon (11), Addiley, (9) and Chloe (1).

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2005………….. Oklahoma State 6A Quarterfinalist after upset win over #1 Jenks (Sapulpa)
2010………….. Arkansas State 6A Champions (Greenwood, AR)
2011………….. Arkansas State 6A Champions (Greenwood, AR)
2012………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoff Qualifier (Lincoln Christian) 3A Track State Champions
2013………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2015………….. Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-Up (Lincoln Christian)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)

THE SPORT PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: September 30, 1979
Birthplace: Luverne, Alabama
Hometown: Luverne, Alabama
Family: wife Ruth; children Braylon, Caydon, Addiley, and Chloe


Jason Munoz- Associate Head Coach

Jason Munoz has been added to the Bruin staff for the 2018 season to coach quarterbacks while also serving as the associate head coach.

Munoz boasts more than 20 years of play-calling experience at the college and high school level. He has tutored and developed many college and NFL players, including the 2004 Harlon Hill Trophy winner (NCAA Division 2’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy) Chad Friehauf and 2015 Oklahoma Player of the year Micah Wilson.

Munoz, arrives in Bartlesville after serving the last 7 seasons at Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa. During his 7 seasons at Lincoln Christian, Munoz oversaw a balanced pro-style offense that produced some of the most impressive seasons in Lincoln Christian school history and led the state of Oklahoma in many categories. In 2015 Munoz’s team finished as Oklahoma class 3A state runner-up. Munoz’s offense led the state of Oklahoma in scoring at 52 per game as he tutored OK Prep Player of the Year Micah Wilson, currently playing QB at Missouri. Wilson threw for over 3700 yards with a 71% completion rate while tossing 56 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions. The Bulldogs made the playoffs in each of Munoz’s 7 seasons with 5 quarterfinal appearances to go along with the state runner up.

Before coaching in high school, Munoz was the offensive coordinator at Tarleton State University where he coached quarterback Scott Grantham. Grantham ended his TSU career throwing for 8,031 yards, second most in school history. His offense also produced the school’s first 1000-yard rusher in many years. Munoz, offense was 2nd in the Lone Star Conference that year and had 7 all conference players to go along with one All-American.

Munoz spent the 2007 season as the offensive coordinator for the Northeastern State University Riverhawks in Tahlequah, OK. His offense improved red zone scoring percentage by 40% over the previous year, up to 77% that season and produced 3 all conference players.

Prior to the 2007 season, Munoz spent 3 years as the offensive coordinator for Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. The 2004 CSM team took the D2 football world by storm producing the school’s first undefeated regular season and a deep playoff run that ended in the national semi-finals. Munoz’s offense was one of the most efficient in the country, which lead to his quarterback being named Division 2 National player of the year. QB Chad Friehauf threw for 4,646 yards, 39 touchdowns, and ran for 15 more touchdowns. Chad also set the division 2 record for completion percentage in a season at 74.4% and school record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception at 180. Munoz team finished the year with a 12-1 overall record.

During the spring of 2004, legendary football coach Tommy Kaiser brought Munoz to Buffalo, NY to work for the Buffalo Bills. Munoz served as an offensive/special teams intern with the Bills where he worked with quarterback Drew Bledsoe, running backs Willis McGahee and Travis Henry.

After working as a student assistant/offensive G.A. at Oklahoma State University under former National Champion Coach Les Miles, Munoz landed his first offensive coordinator position at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. While at Cal Lutheran, Munoz offense set school records in points scored in a game, passing yards in a game, individual passing yards in a season, individual rushing yards in a single game and individual receptions in a game.

Munoz, 42, spent 3 seasons playing wide receiver and returner at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas before transferring to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK where he received his bachelor’s degree.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2015………….. Oklahoma State 3A Runner-up (Lincoln Christian)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2013………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2012………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Lincoln Christian)
2011………….. Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Lincoln Christian)
2004………….. NCAA Division II National Semi-finals (Colorado School of Mines)
2001………….. NCAA Division III National Playoffs (California Lutheran University)
1997………….. Alamo Bowl (Oklahoma State University)

THE MUNOZ PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: June 8, 1975
Birthplace: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Family: Wife Andra and sons Max, Brooks, twins Tripp & Champ



Bobby Holmes – Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs

Bobby Holmes has been welcomed back home to Bartlesville for his second coaching stint with the Bruins. Holmes will serve as the Special Teams Coordinator as well as coaching running backs on the high school staff for the 2018 season.

Holmes has spent the last 3 seasons as the offensive coordinator at Dewey High School. Holmes Bulldoggers offense improved each year under his tutelage posting well over 3000 yards per season. His offense produced a 2,000 yard rusher and 1,000 yard receiver in the same season, a rarity for high school football. His 2016 squad broke into the playoffs amidst one of Oklahoma Class 3A’s toughest districts.

Holmes previously spent 7 seasons coaching at Bartlesville. During his first stint, Holmes coached the Bruin secondary for 2 seasons before switching to the offensive side of the ball where he led the Bruin wide receiver corps for 5 seasons. Holmes has coached several notable Bartlesville football players including- Mike Thompson (NEO), Garrett Powell (NEO/Northwestern Oklahoma State), and Trevor Moll (Southern Nazarene).

Holmes played his high school football at Perkins-Tryon high school. He also spent one season playing cornerback and kicking at the collegiate level for Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, OK

Holmes, 34, received his bachelor’s degree in History Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Holmes met his wife Tiffany while attending OSU. He and Tiffany have been married for 10 years and have a son, Landry, who is 8 years old.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Dewey)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 6A Playoffs (Bartlesville)
2009………….. Oklahoma State 6A Playoffs (Bartlesville)

THE HOLMES PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: September 27, 1983
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
Hometown: Perkins, OK
Family: wife Tiffany, son Landry (8)


Prince McJunkins – Wide Receivers

 

Returning for his second season, Bartlesville High School is blessed to have one of Oklahoma’s most dynamic, young, wide receiver coaches, Prince McJunkins.

In McJunkins first year, the Bruin wide out corps improved dramatically amassing over 1500 yards receiving. A bright spot on the 2017 squad, McJunkins position players averaged 12 yards per catch and he also had a senior average 100 yards receiving per game.

Considered by many to be a kid magnet, McJunkins has helped lead the way in recruiting players from the hallways of Bartlesville High. The numbers on the 2018 team have continued to increase throughout the spring.

McJunkins spent his first year of college football with Georgia Southern, helping the Eagles advance to the national semifinals before falling to eventual national champion North Dakota State. McJunkins finished out his playing career at Northeastern State University. In 3 seasons at NSU, McJunkins played wide receiver, finishing as one of the top performers on his Riverhawk team. He also returned kickoffs averaging over 20 yards per kick return. Though he did not play quarterback, he did finish his college career with 100% complete rate and tossed one touchdown.

McJunkins had a stellar high school career, playing quarterback and safety under future HOF coach Dale Condict at Wagoner.  McJunnkins senior campaign produced one of the best seasons in school history. In 2010, McJunkins led Wagoner to a 13-1 record and a berth in the class 4A State title game. His team averaged over 40 points per game and only gave up 9 points per contest. He also earned the “Ford Award” player of the year, Channel 2 player of the year, and was named to the Oklahoma Football Coaches All-State team  After helping to lay the foundation for the Bulldog program, Wagoner went on to win 4 state titles in 6 years.

McJunkins, 26, received his bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 4A State Runner-up (Wagoner)
2009………….. Oklahoma State 4A Quarterfinalist (Wagoner)
2008………….. Oklahoma State 4A Quarterfinalist (Wagoner)

THE MCJUNKIN PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Birthplace: Muskogee, OK
Hometown: Wagoner, OK
Family: dad Prince Sr.,mom Josette Pierce, 2 sisters Crystal Pierce & Janae McJunkins


 

Robert Clark – Quarterbacks & Slot Receivers

Robert Clark joined the Bartlesville High School football coaching staff in January of 2018, and coaches the quarterbacks, as well as the slot receivers.

Clark spent the 2017 season coaching quarterbacks at Beggs high school. Clark helped lead Beggs to a 13-2 record and the school’s first state championship appearance in 40 years. On the way to the Oklahoma Class 3A State Runner-up, Clark’s quarterback set an Oklahoma playoff passing record by throwing for 581 yards in the semifinal game vs. Sulpher. Beggs quarterbacks threw for over 2800 yards with only 4 interceptions in 15 games.

Prior to the 2017 season, Clark spent one season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Gore high school. Clark led the young Pirate offense to an impressive season ending with his quarterback being named 1st Team All-District.

Clark played college football at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. His 2014 Warriors team posted the highest win total since 1937. That season was followed up by winning the Southern Athletic Association Conference Championship, which sent Hendrix to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time in school history.

Clark played his high school football for Coach Lee Blankenship at Gore high school. Clark led the Pirates to the playoffs in each of the years that he played under Coach Blankenship. Clark also set school records for passing yards, completion percentage and touchdowns in a career. He was named All-Conference and finished as the quarterback of the year in the district.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-up (Beggs)
2011………….. Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)
2010………….. Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)

THE CLARK PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Birthplace: Tahlequah, OK
Hometown: Gore, OK
Family: wife Cassie


Harley Rutherford – Inside Linebackers

Harley Rutherford begins his 11th year coaching football for Bartlesville. Coach Rutherford steps into a new role for the Bruins as he becomes the Inside Linebackers coach for the high school team.

Coach Rutherford began his career at Bartlesville as an 8th grade assistant coach in 2008, later becoming the head coach.  During his time with the 8th grade, Coach Rutherford amassed a 69-23 record.  He continued in this role until becoming the freshman head coach in 2017.

Coach Rutherford’s passion for coaching began with coaching his son as a third grader.  That volunteer position led to becoming the finance and program director for the Bartlesville YMCA.  During his 8-year tenure, he grew the youth football program from 140 players (9 teams) to 320 (17 teams), which continues to be the highest participation in the program’s history.

Coach Rutherford has been a football commissioner for the Indian Nations Youth Football Conference for 13 years. The INFC, headquartered in Broken Arrow, boasts a membership of 37 clubs that is made up of approximately 9000 players across Green Country.   He has served as the Director of Player Safety for 5 years partnering with USA football to provide training and certifications for the youth coaches.  In this capacity, he has attended the USA Football National Convention twice.   In addition, he is the 7 on 7 commissioners and the INBC basketball director.  Strengthening school programs continues to fuel his passion for growing youth sports in the community.

In addition to coaching football, Coach Rutherford has coached JV baseball and Junior High tennis.

Coach Rutherford is currently a PASS/BOT director for Bartlesville High School.

THE RUTHERFORD PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: October 15th, 1964
Birthplace: Ponca City, OK
Hometown: Ponca City, OK
Family: wife Sue Ann, son Cody


Nathan England – Defensive Backs

Nathan England begins his second year coaching for Bartlesville. Coach England will coach defensive backs on the high school team, as well as taking over as the head freshman coach.

Coach England began his football coaching career at Wesleyan Christian High School in 2010, serving as head coach for six seasons.  As head coach at WCS he led the team to its first ever OSSAA playoff appearance in 2012 and the only Playoff win in school history.  Set a school record for wins in a season in 2012.  The WCS team was 1-9 the season prior him being hired as head coach.  With 11 players named to all-district honors, (4 of which did not play football before 9th grade,) 1- all-district offensive player of the year, 1- 8 man all-star selection, 5 alternate selections.

Coach England attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University 2003 – 2007 receiving a degree in pastoral ministry.  He was a four year starter on the baseball team as a pitcher.  While and OKWU he met his wife Jennifer and they have been married 10 years.  Jennifer is a 5th grade teacher in Bartlesville at Ranch Heights Elementary.  They have two children, a son Ethan who is 7 years old and a daughter Kate who is 4 years old.

 

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2015………….. Oklahoma Christian School Association (WCS)
2014………….. Oklahoma Christian School Association (WCS)
2012………….. Oklahoma State Class C (WCS)

THE ENGLAND PERSONAL FILE
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Birthplace: Rapid City, SD
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Family: Wife Jennifer and Son Ethan, Daughter Kate


Daniel West – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Daniel West enters his second season as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Bartlesville High School.

West has worked with all Bruin sports for the last year and has worked closely with the Bruin Swim team for two years.  In that time, West was instrumental in helping the Bruins swim team win numerous events at the Oklahoma 6A State Championships, as well as set 7 State records (2016), develop 10 National All-Americans (2016), and help send 2 swimmers to the 2016 US Olympic Trials.

West, along with his wife and baby daughter, Co-own and coach a local CrossFit and Sports Performance Gym. In the last two years, West has developed several athletes who have gone on to achieve remarkable success including: 5 National Qualifiers, 6 Invitation-Only Qualifiers, 2 World Qualifiers, 12 State Records, 7 American Records, 4 State Gold Medalists, 2 National Gold Medalists, and 1 World Silver Medalist.

In addition to performance training, Daniel also spends a good amount of time writing programs and working one-on-one with Back to sports clients/athletes that are recovering from injuries.

Titles and Certifications:

  • Head Strength Coach/ Co-Owner of Pure Health Performance
  • B.S Kinesiology from Texas A&M (December 2012)
  • ACE C.P.T since 2011
  • USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • Yoga Fit Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Ongoing: Completion August 18’)

THE WEST PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: March 16th, 1990
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
Family: wife Kaleigh, daughter Iris


 

Josh Wolfe Head 8th Grade Coach

Joshua Wolfe begins his 2nd year as the Bartlesville Head Eighth grade coach. Wolfe has been a valuable member of the Bruin staff as the number of players he produces continues to grow.

Wolfe has 11 years of coaching experience at both the varsity and junior high level. In those 11 years, Wolfe has had more than 50 former players go on to sign scholarships to play at the college level.

Wolfe spent 2015 & 2016 seasons as an assistant coach at Caney Valley High school in Caney, KS. He helped led CVHS to the playoffs in both seasons, with 2016 ending in the 3rd round.

Prior to 2014, Wolfe was the varsity wide receivers coach at Bartlesville. His first stint with the Bruins was the 2013 & 2015 seasons. He coached the leading receiver in the state of Oklahoma, Slade Nordic, who finished the 2013 season with almost 1400 yards and 15 TD’s. Wolfe was also part of the 2014 team that made the 6A playoffs.

From 2007-2012, Wolfe was the head eighth grade coach at Alvin Junior High. His teams produced one undefeated seasons as well as two league titles.

Wolfe played his high school football at Galveston Ball high school in Galveston, TX. He was a multi-sport letter winner and was first-team all-district in soccer.

Wolfe, 33, received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A & M University in College Station, TX. Joshua and  his wife Megan have one son, Dax.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2016………….. Kansas State 3A Quarterfinalist (Caney Valley)
2015………….. Kansas State 3A Playoffs (Caney Valley)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 6A Playoffs (Bartlesville)

THE WOLFE PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: March 13th, 1985
Birthplace: Galveston, TX
Hometown: Galveston, TX
Family: wife Megan, son Dax


 

Andrew Blain 8th Grade Assistant