David Alexander wins All-USA Oklahoma Coach of the Year award


Hailey Long

Broken Arrow Football Coach David Alexander wins Oklahoma Coach of the Year

Coach David Alexander led the Broken Arrow Tiger Football team to the school’s first-ever state championship, going undefeated throughout the regular season and playoffs. He Helping to coach the Tigers by instilling discipline and focus into the team that was needed to bring home the gold football from the state championship has proven how well Coach Alexander has coached and led to him becoming the All-USA Oklahoma Coach of the Year. Winning Coach of the Year was an important achievement for Coach Alexander, and he is proud of the work his team has put in to become the successful champions that they are today.

“It is very humbling, but being named ‘Coach of the Year’ is a product of having a great group of players that work hard, and believe in great teamwork,” Alexander said. “Being an undefeated champion is still hard for me to wrap my head around and we are the only team to go undefeated since the 6A-1 / 6A-2 split.”

Many of the players on the team have appreciated the influence that Coach Alexander had on the team throughout the football season. Senior Demeco Roland is one of the student-athletes who Coach Alexander has helped to progress as a player and person.

“I think Coach A. deserves the coach of the year award because he has turned this football team around this year and took us to a state championship,” Roland said. “Coach A. has always been there for me in my good and bad times and has made me the man I am today.”

Senior Tate Robard, who played quarterback during the championship season, also has been affected by Coach Alexander and the things he teaches while coaching.

“Coach Alexander is always pushing me to be nice to others and wants us to give our full effort in everything we do,” Robard said. “He has also taught me to never give up and you can accomplish anything if you have the right attitude.” 

To learn more about the All-USA Oklahoma Coach of the Year and to see the full roster for the All-USA Oklahoma team, visit the Broken Arrow Athletics website at www.batigersports.com.