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OU assistant coach, Southeastern grad Brian Odom keynote speaker at Tri-County Honors

University of Oklahoma assistant football coach and Southeastern graduate Brian Odom was the speaker at the Tri-County event.

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
University of Oklahoma assistant football coach Brian Odom was
the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Tri-County Honors Program.

First United Bank is corporate sponsor and Southeastern Oklahoma
State University is the Education sponsor for the annual event, which honors
area high school students and is held in the Visual & Performing Arts
Center.

Odom was named inside linebackers coach by OU head coach Lincoln
Riley in January of this year. He is a 2004 graduate of Southeastern and a former Savage running
back.

An all-state high school player in his hometown of Ada, Odom was
named the Oklahoma High School Player of the Year in 1999 by The Tulsa World.
He attended OU for two years and was a redshirt on the Sooners’ 2000 national
championship team.

He later transferred to Southeastern, where he was a three-year
starter at tailback, earning first-team Lone Star All-Conference honors as a
senior.

Area high school students were recognized Tuesday night in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Odom spent the last two seasons at Missouri as the Tigers’ outside
linebackers coach, where his brother Barry is the head coach. 

A total of 91 students representing 16 schools were honored at
Tuesday’s event.

First United CEO Greg Massey presided, with Southeastern acting
president Dr.  Bryon Clark offering welcoming remarks, and vice president
for university advancement Dr. Kyle Stafford assisting with introductions.

Following is the list of award recipients, listed by school:

Achille
High School

           
Jayme Todd, Jasey  Trude, Cy Burden, Shawn Hair, Sommer Rafer

Bennington
High School

           
Michael Dominquez, Baylee Miller, Devin Emert, Trent Haislip, Samantha Owens,
Malori Underwood

Boswell
High School

           
Taylor Grubbs, Jamie Manous, Emily Morphis, Reese Daily, Hayden Dill

Caddo
High School

           
Olivia Weaver, Zane Braudrick, Brittany Miller, Jaden Boyd, Jack Holbrook,
Allison Nickles

Calera
High School

           
Sydnee Brown, Addison Crowell, Chloe Hodge, Fisher Hutchins, Cooper McKinney,
Landon Robinson, Bailey Roland, Kendra St. Clair

Colbert
High School

Delanie
Cooper, Brady Rowland, Austin Tucker, Caitlyn Blackshear

Durant
High School

Landon
Tubbs, Catherine McCraw, Terah Abrams, Elijah Moore, Matthew Armstrong, Haley
Morgan, Blayne Barker, Lauren Murray, Abigail Boatmun, Callie Palmer, Christian
Browder, Jaci Phillips, Brenden Buntz, Chanler Podany, Sophia Corson, Kylee
Reed, Michael Dixon, Noah Sicking, Abbey Hunt, Ryleigh Jones

Fort
Towson High School

           
Maddison Campbell, John Gallagher, Tyler Beason, Morgan Keith

Hugo
High School

           
Jacee Miller, Tiffany Johnson, Andrew Caraway, Avery Lee

Kiamichi
Technology Center, Durant

           
Cooper McKinney, Harley Lunsford, Trent Remington, Layla Shull

Kingston
High School

           
Trey Keatts, Jacob Whipkey, Jazmine Branch, Matthew O’Steen

Madill
High School

Colt Crowson, Rio Bonham, Reagan Miller, Alyssa Maldonado

Rock
Creek High School

Karson Dry, Trenton Remington, Josh Winnett, Hannah Durham

Silo
High School

           
Hunter Savage, Justin Nichols, Danielle Harrison, Dylan Turner, Bailee Allen

Soper
High School

Lexy Young, Pepper Smith, Tanner Trent, Lexi Wallace

Victory
Life Academy

           
Kevin Smee, Jackie Genser, Samuel Welch,
Sidney Montgomery