The WCA Women’s high school basketball program consists of a junior varsity and varsity team. The varsity team competes in the Heartland Christian Athletic Association. The future seems bright for the Lady Wildcats as the participation numbers have drastically increased and the junior high age group has experienced successful seasons in recent years. The women’s team competes in 20-22 regular-season games and two regular-season tournaments.
Sports have been the focal point of my life ever since I was in elementary school. Because of this, I learned at a very young age that hard work, dedication, and patience were the keys to success in sports and in life.
I was born and raised in Claremore, OK where I came to love the game of basketball. I played several sports throughout my time at Claremore but the love and passion I had for the game of basketball was different than any other. I played for the Claremore Zebras from 1996-1999 where I was blessed to be mentored by one of the best in the game, Mark Campbell, who taught me that basketball wasn’t just about wins and losses but about guiding student athletes in the right direction in a school setting but also in their everyday lives.
I am lucky enough to say that I have been coaching basketball at the high school level since 2017. I was an assistant varsity coach at Wright Christian Academy School for 1 season and led the junior high boys’ program to a 10-2 record in my first year. I was hired as the head girls’ varsity coach for Wright Christian Academy this past year 21-22. In my first year as varsity girls coach, we obtained one of the best overall records in Wright Christian Girls basketball (16-7) and were able to finish the season as HCAA 2A state champions for the first time in over 20 years.
One of my greatest coaching moments was being able to coach my daughter her senior season at Wright Christian Academy and leading them to their first state championship in over 20 years. This team came together before the season started with a goal and executed almost to perfection all year long.
I currently reside in Verdigris, OK with my Wife Julia Ohman and three kids Kylee, Clem IV, and Blakely. We attend Cedar Point Church in Claremore and constantly stay busy as our kids our all very active in sports.
I am very blessed and thankful for all the constant support I continually receive from the Wright Christian community, and I am excited to continue to be a part of the girls basketball program at Wright Christian Academy for years to come.