Ponca City Public Schools Names Scott Harmon as
New Head Football Coach
The Ponca City Public School district has named Scott Harmon as the new Wildcat head football coach for the 2018-2019 school year. He will replace Josh Allen who resigned at the end of the season. Harmon will be the 24th head coach at Ponca City High School.
If the name sounds familiar to you, it should. His dad Ron Harmon coached for Ponca City in the 1980’s and went on to be inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was Tulsa World’s state football coach of the year when he won a state title in 1973 at Hominy.
“This is a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started,” stated Harmon. “We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but I look forward to the challenge of building a strong program.”
Ponca City School Athletic Director Jared Freeman said, “We are excited to announce Scott Harmon as the next Head Football Coach at Ponca City High School. Coach Harmon has had tremendous success, and is a proven winner. As an All-Conference performer at Oklahoma State University and a 2 time State Champion head coach, Coach Harmon brings the experience required to be successful at the 6A-II level.”
Coach Harmon has 15 years of experience as a head football coach in Oklahoma. The last 10 of those years he spent at his high school alma mater leading the Hominy Bucks to a 14-0 record and a Class A State Football Championship title last year. He was able to do this while also serving as Hominy’s high school and middle school principal.
His coaching record includes 127-57 in 15 seasons, including 27-11 in the playoffs. He also won a Class A state title at Pawnee in 2004 and was a state runner-up there in 2002. Other head coaching stints have been at Tulsa Central and McAlester. During this time, he had 13 playoff appearances, 7 Quarterfinals, 3 Finals and 2 State Championships.
Harmon is a Hominy native, who started four seasons at Oklahoma State University in the early 1990’s starting 36 consecutive games. He was selected as the OSU Team Captain, selected All Big 8 Conference, and received many honors while playing there. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from OSU and a Master’s in Education Leadership from Southern Nazarene University.
Scott has two children Zac, 17 and Grant, 13. He is currently engaged to Coweta Assistant Principal Cathy Bible.
Career record 127-59 (.682%)
Playoff appearances in 13 of 15 seasons as head coach
27-11 playoff record
7 Quarterfinal appearances
5 Semi-Final appearances
1 State Runner Up (2002-2A)
2 State Championships (2004 & 2016)
OCA Region 2 Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2016)
Tulsa World Coach of the Year (2016)
Tulsa World Boys Coach of the Year (2016)
Friday Night Football OK Coach of the Year (2016)
District Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2015, 2016)
OCA/Daily Oklahoman/Tulsa World All State – DB (1990)
Personal Athletic Honors
Oklahoma State University Team Captain (1992 & 1993)
13 Career Interceptions, leg Big 8 Conference with 8 INT’s in 1991
Second Team All-Big 8, AP (1992)
Named 3rd Team Oklahoma State University’s “All Century Team” by Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma Coaches Association Athlete of the Year (1990)
Started 36 consecutive games at OSU (90-93)
OSU Team Captain (92 & 93)
Led Big 8 in interceptions (91) – 8th nationally
Selected by 1993 NCAA Preview as “America’s 7th Best Safety”
Oklahoma Coaches Association Athlete of the Year (90)
Ok Chapter of National Football Foundation HOF Scholar Athlete (90)
Tulsa World/Daily Oklahoman All Decade Team (80s)
OCA/Daily Oklahoman/Tulsa World All State – DB (90)
Hominy HS All Time Leading Scorer (Football & Basketball)
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