Oxford boys track coach Chris Bush has a positive feeling heading into the start of the season leading the Chargers for the first time. Thanks to a deep roster and some experienced talent coming back, the Chargers could be a contender for a Class 5A state title if everything continues to come together.
Two of Oxford High’s most decorated track athletes will be leading two of the most successful programs at OHS in the coming year. Chris Patton and Chris Bush were both approved by the school board Monday to lead the cross country and boys track programs respectively. Patton, who has been an assistant to former OHS coach Scott Kendricks since 2008, will assist Bush on the track and continue to work with sprinters and jumpers as he has in the past. Bush will assist Patton with the cross country teams.
Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill recommended the duo after Kendricks decided first, to become just the cross country coach, and then leave high school coaching altogether when he decided to coach at Ole Miss earlier this month. (July 26, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford High’s run on athletic awards continued recently when swimming coach Rebecca van Oostendorp was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association for 2012. (July 3, 2012, Page 6)
One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School throughout the past 13 years is stepping away from one of his roles.
Scott Kendricks, who has led the Chargers to five state championships in track, and most recently helped guide the Chargers to a cross-country title in 2011, has resigned from his post as head boy’s track coach, effective immediately. (June 1, 2012, Page 7A)
BLOG — One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School over the past 13 years is stepping away from one of his roles. Scott Kendricks, who has led the Oxford Chargers to five state championships in track and most recently help guide the Chargers to a cross country title, has resigned his post as boys track coach effective immediately. (more…) (May 31, 2012)
BLOG — It came down to the wire, but the Oxford Lady Chargers came out of Friday’s MHSAA Class 5A state track meet at Pearl High School with another trophy to take back home. (more…) (May 12, 2012)
Oxford may not really be in contention to win a team state title this year at the MHSAA Class 5A state meet, but three or four Chargers are heavy favorites to win individual state championships.
Led by the nation’s best high jumper, Justin Fondren, the Chargers should still finish in the top five even if they don’t end up winning a state title this year. (May 11, 2012, Page 8A)
Seven second-place finishes helped ultimately allowed the Oxford Lady Chargers to finish first at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. It was the third straight 5A North Half title for the Lady Chargers, who enter the 5A state meet as the favorite to win a third consecutive title. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 6)
Dominant is what the Oxford Lady Chargers were Saturday in the Region 1-5A meet held at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford finished first in the meet with 212 points, almost 100 more than second-place finisher Center Hill (117). The Lady Chargers also finished with seven first-place finishes and a bevy of seconds to earn the title. First-place finishes garner 10 points, while second-place finishes garner eight. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 8)