Coaching Staff


Jason Sport – Head Coach

Jason Sport enters his second season as the Head Coach of the Bruins after taking over in 2019. Sport spent 2018 as the Defensive Coordinator at Bartlesville High School.

Sport came to Bartlesville with 15 years of high school football coaching experience, including 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, 39 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 (15), Caydon (13), Addiley, (11) and Chloe (3).

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/Offensive Coordinator

Jason Munoz returns as the offensive coordinator for the 2020 season. Munoz guided the 2019 offense which averaged nearly 500 yards per game over the final 6 games of the season.

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


Dan Nickles – Defensive Coordinator

Dan Nickles returns to Bartlesville for his second stint as the Bruins defensive coordinator after five successful years coaching defense at the 6A-I level.  Nickles comes to Bartlesville with 24 years of football coaching experience. Nickles spent the 2019 season as the defensive coordinator at Yukon where he helped the Millers hand district champion Edmond Santa Fe its lone district loss.

The previous four seasons (2015-18), Nickles coached linebackers and coordinated the defense at Jenks High School under Hall of Fame Coach Allan Trimble. His first year with the Trojans was a golden one as Jenks captured the 6A-I State Championship. The next two seasons Nickles roamed the sideline with current Bartlesville head coach Jason Sport as Jenks finished both years in the semi-finals. Nickles final season with the Trojans concluded with a narrow defeat in the 6A-I State title game.

Nickles first stint as the defensive coordinator at Bartlesville lasted two seasons (2013-14). The Bruins had a .500 record in his first year, the last season before 6A split. In his second season with Bartlesville his defense helped the Bruins earn a playoff berth that ended in the quarterfinals.

Coach Nickles spent 13 seasons (2000-12) at Verdigris High School before his first stretch in Bartlesville. Nickles served as the Cardinals head football coach and assistant athletic director for his last 9 seasons in Verdigris. Nickles is the all-time winningest football coach in the history of Verdigris High School and is one of the few Oklahoma high school football coaches to lead a team to 8 playoff appearances in his first 9 years as a head coach. Nickles compiled 70 wins, three 10-win seasons, and led the Cardinals to the 2nd round of the playoffs on five occasions.

Prior to his tenure at Verdigris, Nickles served as the defensive coordinator for two seasons (1998-99) at Kellyville high school and coached linebackers at Haskell College in Lawrence Kansas.  .

Nickles, 49, received his bachelor’s degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS where he was also an All-Conference safety. He and his wife,

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2018………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Runner-Up (Jenks)
2017………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)
2016………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Semifinalist (Jenks)
2015………….. Oklahoma State 6A State Champions (Jenks)
2014………….. Oklahoma State 6A Quarterfinalist (Bartlesville)
2012………….. Oklahoma State 3A 2nd Round (Verdigris)
2011………….. Oklahoma State 3A 2nd Round (Verdigris)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 3A 2nd Round (Verdigris)
2009………….. Oklahoma State 2A Quarterfinalist (Verdigris)

2008………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

2007………….. Oklahoma State 2A Quarterfinalist (Verdigris)

2006………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

2004………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

2003………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

2002………….. Oklahoma State 2A Quarterfinalist (Verdigris)

2001………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

2000………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff qualifier (Verdigris)

THE NICKLES PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hometown: Owasso, Oklahoma
Family: wife Susie; children Alyssa, Taylor, and Athan


Bobby Holmes – Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs

Bobby Holmes begins his third season as the Special Teams Coordinator and running backs coach for the Bruins. Holmes was welcomed back home to Bartlesville for his second coaching stint with the Bruins in 2018.

Holmes has spent the previous 3 seasons before coming back to Bartlesville, 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 (10)



Prince McJunkins – Wide Receivers

 

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

McJunkins has been an vital part of an offense that continues to set high marks. The 2019 season saw McJunkins’ balanced receiving core account for nearly 60% of the total offense, including three different wide outs with more than 600 yards apiece.

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


Anderson Hurd –  Offensive Line

Anderson Hurd starts his second season as the Bruins offensive line coach. Hurd’s 2019 group helped paved the way for the Bruin running attack which averaged 220 yards per game during the final 6 games. Hurd’s first offensive line group gave up a mere 4 sacks during the 2019 season. Hurd took over Bartlesville’s offensive front after serving the previous two years on the West Memphis, Arkansas coaching staff in the same role.

Hurd enters his 10th year of coaching and 2nd  in the state of Oklahoma. 2017 & 2018 seasons were spent coaching the West Memphis Blue Devils. Hurd’s Blue Devil offensive line helped produce one of the most potent offenses in Arkansas Class 6A, gaining nearly 4,000 yards each year. Hurd helped lead West Memphis to an overall record of 21-3 and Arkansas Class 6A State semifinals in both seasons.

Hurd spent the two seasons prior to West Memphis, coaching the defensive line at Arkansas Class 7A Springdale Har-Ber.  Hurd’s 2015 Wildcat defense finished as the top defense in the state and led Har-Ber to the Arkansas Class 7A State Finals. A runner-up season was followed up by a strong quarterfinals showing in 2016. Hurd’s stint at Har-Ber produced two of the best seasons in school history, compiling and overall 19-5 record.

Before coaching in Arkansas, Hurd spent four years coaching at national power house West Monroe High School in Louisiana. Hurd oversaw the offensive line and defensive line in his stint with the Rebels. Hurd helped lead West Monroe to a Louisiana Class 5A State Championship in 2011 & a runners-up finish in 2010. Those Rebel teams produced a 49-9 record in Louisiana’s largest classification.

Hurd played high school football for West Monroe where he won a state championship in 2005. He went on to play college football at Georgia Military College and the University of Louisiana-Monroe before injuries sidelined his playing career.

Hurd, 31, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. Anderson teaches biology and wife Polly teaches math.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2005………….. Louisiana State 5A State Champion (West Monroe)
2006………….. Louisiana State 5A State Semifinalist (West Monroe)
2007………….. Pilgrim’s Pride Bowl (Georgia Military College)
2010………….. Louisiana State 5A State Runner-Up (West Monroe)
2011………….. Louisiana State 5A State Champion (West Monroe)
2012………….. Louisiana State 5A State Semifinalist (West Monroe)
2013………….. Louisiana State 5A State Playoff Qualifier (West Monroe)
2015………….. Arkansas State 7A State Runner-up (Har-Ber)
2016………….. Arkansas State 7A State Quarterfinalist (Har-Ber)
2017………….. Arkansas State 6A State Semifinalist (West Memphis)
2018………….. Arkansas State 6A State Semifinalist (West Memphis)

THE HURD PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: November 7, 1988
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana
Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
Family: wife Polly, daughter Vivi Joy; dogs Sadie & Annie


Harley Rutherford – Inside Linebackers

Harley Rutherford begins his 13th year coaching football for Bartlesville. Coach Rutherford has become a staple of the Bruin football program after leading a strong linebacker crew for the last two seasons. In his first two season as the Bruin linebacker coach, Rutherford has landed three different players on the all districts squads. Two of Rutherford’s 2020 linebackers have already received offers to play at the collegiate level

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 fourth year coaching for Bartlesville, this year in a new expanded leadership role. Coach England will coordinate the defense for both the 8th & 9th grade along with being name the video coordinator for the program. England will become the bridge that between the high school defense and the junior high defensive.

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


Cameron Kirk – Safeties

Cameron Kirk begins his first season with the Bartlesville Bruins program in 2020 as the safeties coach. An elite motivator and developer of talent, Kirk brings a proven track record to the Bruin staff.

Kirk arrives in Bartlesville after spending the last school year coaching at Blackwell High School. While at Blackwell, Kirk served as the Head Baseball Coach, varsity wrestling coach, as well as running the weight room for Blackwell athletes.

Coach Kirk spent the two previous years reestablishing the baseball program at Shidler High School. In the two years at Shidler, Kirk was able to lead the Tigers to 55-21 record and a district championship.

Cameron Kirk not only brings a wealth of knowledge in several sports but he is a premier leader off the field. “Cameron Kirk is the kind of coach that we want around our Bartlesville players” said Head Football Coach Jason Sport.

Kirk, 27, was a three-sport standout at Pawhuska High School where he claimed two state championships in wrestling, earned a scholarship to play baseball in college, and lead the football team to three playoff appearances. His 2009 team upset Heritage Hall, with notable stars Barry Sanders Jr and Sterling Shepard, Kirk was named the district offensive player of the year and garnered an All-Star by class as a defensive back.

Coach Kirk earned his bachelors in Business Administration & Sports Management.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Season……… Playoff Round (School)
2011………….. Oklahoma State 2A State Quarterfinalist (Pawhuska)
2010………….. Oklahoma State 2A Playoff Qualifier (Pawhuska)
2009………….. Oklahoma State 2A Semifinalist (Pawhuska)

THE KIRK PERSONAL FILE

Birthdate: January 8, 1993
Birthplace: Stillwater, OK
Hometown: Pawhuska, OK


Daniel West – Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Daniel West enters his fifth 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


Ty Huie Head Junior High Coach

Ty Huie will lead the Bruin Junior High program for the first time during the 2020 season. Huie begans his fifth year coaching and third in Bartlesville. “I am so excited to have someone with the leadership qualities that Coach Huie has, leading our junior high program.” said head coach Jason Sport

In his first two seasons with Bruins, Huie has been at the right hand of Jason Munoz, high school offensive coordinator. Huie has been described as a utility coach, being able to coach any position on the field at any level.