Sapulpa’s Darlean Calip to be in hall of fame

Calip to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Posted on 04/22/2019
Darlean Calip(SPS) - Hall of Fame.

Basketball coach Darlean Calip will be inducted into the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer.

“[I am] super excited and consider it both a privilege and honor to represent so many wonderful and successful young ladies that I have had the honor of coaching and mentoring,” said Calip, who's been at Sapulpa since 2005.

Calip has 31 years of high school and collegiate coaching experience, with the last 20 as a head coach. She has a career record of 314-128 from her time leading programs here at Sapupla as well as at Moore and Jenks.

And, this isn’t the first hall of fame for Coach Calip. She’s also been inducted into the East Central University Hall of Fame.

What are the credentials of a hall of fame coach? Here’s Calip’s record.
  • 10 state tournament appearances
  • 3 Class 6A state championships (2001, 2003, 2007)
  • 3 Class 6A state runner-up finishes (1998, 2002, 2008)
  • 21 OGBCA All-State players
  • 11 OCA All-State players
  • OGBCA All-State Coach 2002, 2016
  • OCA All-State Coach 2003
  • OGBCA Regional Coach (five times)
  • Conference Coach of the Year (five times)
  • FCA Northeast Oklahoma Hall of Fame
  • FCA All-State Coach
  • Oklahoma Best Champion (two times)
  • Taken three 6A programs to the state championship game
  • Coached in Oklahoma-Texas game in 2003
  • Tulsa World Coach of the Year (2001, 2002)
  • Coached 21 players who went on to play D-1
  • Coached 16 players who went on to play small college
  • Coached 1 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Coached 1 McDonald’s All-American
  • Coach 1 WBCA All-American


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