Oklahoma Baptist hired Ra’Mon Brown as its special teams coordinator and running backs coach for the football team, it was announced Tuesday.


Oklahoma Baptist hired Ra’Mon Brown as its special teams coordinator and running backs coach for the football team, it was announced Tuesday.

Brown comes to OBU from East Central University, where he was running backs coach and special teams assistant coordinator for the 2010 Lone Star Conference North champions.

“We’re very excited to have Ray join us,” said Bison Head Coach Chris Jensen. “He brings a lot of recruiting experience, knowledge of special teams and he’s a very energetic young coach. He also seemed to mesh with the other guys really quickly.”

Brown was a four-year starter at defensive back for the Tigers, graduating with a degree in business marketing in 2009. He earned his master’s degree in 2011 in sports administration.

He also has served as a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been involved in Engage Student Ministries.

Seminole lineman headed to Bison

Chieftain Geoffrey Schelb, a 6-3, 280-pound Class 3A All-State selection and a state weightlifting medalist, has joined Jensen’s troops.

Schelb, who played under Mike Snyder, plans to major in biology/pre-med. He was awarded the Award of Excellence in Science.

Joining Schelb as a future Bison is Elk City running back Keegan Metcalf, the Multi-Purpose Player of the Year for coach Jason Scheck.

Metcalf was a state qualifier in wrestling and a three-time state qualifer in track. He is also a National Honor Society member.

OBU will begin competing in football in the 2013 season.