Two Assistant Ponca City High School coaches have been hired by Newkirk High School for the upcoming school year. Newkirk Athletic director, Gary Watters announced Derek Bishop has been hired as the head basketball coach. Bryan Dutton is the new wrestling coach and Graham Snelding, offensive coordinator for the Wildcats last year, is the head football and track coach and athletic director for the Newkirk school district.
Watters said of Bishop, this is a quality hire of a quality young man. We feel he has the “it” factor . The 2011 graduate of Po-Hi, before playing for the Ponca City Wildcats football team, Bishop was the quarterback on the 2009 Class A state championship Tonkawa football team. Bishop is the son of former WBBZ/Sunny 104.7 radio personality Randy Bishop and Derra Bishop.