Oklahoma Sports – County by County: Coal

Coal County Courthouse. Photo by John Deacon.

Coal County Courthouse. Photo by John Deacon.

COAL COUNTY

County by County pres. Stuteville

County by County pres. Stuteville

County seat: Coalgate
Population: 5,900
High schools (2): Coalgate Wildcats, Tupelo Tigers
Universities: None
State championships (12): Tupelo has eight state championships with five coming in baseball. Coalgate adds four more to the county total in girls track.

Notable sports figures from Coal County:

• Cord McCoy: Played baseball at Tupelo High School (Class of 1998), also won a national title on a rodeo team during high school; Was a member of the rodeo team at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and placed second in the nation in 2000; Competed professionally with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Championship Bull Riding (CBR) and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and is a five-time International Professional Rodeo Association world champion; Also competed with his brother, Jet, in three seasons of The Amazing Race.

Memorable sports moments:

• 2004-2007

A four-peat in girls track.  The most memorable four-year stretch of winning in the county’s history.

How do you get to Coal County?  It is in the southeast quadrant of the state and you can get there and to any county in Oklahoma in a vehicle from the Stuteville Automotive Group, with locations in Atoka, Durant and Tahlequah. The closest Stuteville location to Coal County is the dealership at 1601 S. Mississippi in Atoka.

Contributions by: iwasatthegame.com

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