The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association (OBCA) will host the 52nd Annual OBCA Winter Clinic January 12th and 13th, Friday and Saturday, in Stillwater at the Oklahoma State University Campus. There will be a host of guest speakers with the likes of Cleveland Indians infield coach Kai Correa, Miami Marlins scout Brian Kraft, OSU head coach Josh Holiday, OSU pitching coach Rob Walton and several others.
The OBCA Hall of Fame Banquet will take place at the Best Western Hotel in Stillwater, January 13, at 6:00 p.m. The OBCA will induct four former Coaches into the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and recognize several coaches for their 2016-2017 accomplishments. The four inductees are former Shawnee High School head coach Todd Boyer, former Carl Albert High School head coach Wayne Dozier, Sentinel High School head coach Hal Holt and Tecumseh High School head coach Jeff Shafer.
In 1991, Boyer took an assistant baseball coaching position at Shawnee High School and became the head coach in 2007. From 2007-17, Boyer compiled a record of 277-130 (.681), won three state championships, and a 2017 national championship, with a 40-0 record. Boyer stepped down from coaching and is now the athletic director at Shawnee High School.
Dozier served 17 seasons as head coach at Carl Albert High School and compiled a record of 563-162 (.777). Dozier won 15 regional championships in 17 seasons and five state championships. Dozier was a National Coach of the Year nominee four times.
Holt, also the former Superintendent of Sentinel Schools, was a 5 year Assistant Coach at Blanchard High School and a 10 year Head Coach at Sentinel High School. Holt compiled a 584-146 record (Fall/Spring) in his ten years at Sentinel High School, had 15 state tournament appearances and won two state titles.
Shafer was a Head Coach for a total of 23 years at Metro Christian, Shawnee, Edmond Santa Fe, and Tecumseh High Schools compiling a record of 490 wins, nine regional championships and four state semi-final appearances. He served for six years as a head coach at Seminole State College where he compiled 227 wins and a 2009 World Series appearance.