Welcome to the Athletic Department
Broken Arrow Multi-Purpose Facility - 2200 N. 23rd Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918.259.5900 | Fax: 918.355.2726
We are very proud of our Tigers and are excited about the future of our programs. Athletics is one of the most important elements in the overall education of our students. Sports provide an opportunity to extend the learning process through interscholastic competition.
The Broken Arrow athletic program is consistent with school's overall philosophy and objectives. We provide a vigorous and diverse athletic program, offering opportunities to all of our students.
Ken Ellett, Executive Director of Athletic Operations
Amy Stecker, Administrative Assistant
Ken Ellett was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin where he graduated from Webb High School in 1975. Ellett grew up with four brothers and five sisters. While in high school, Mr. Ellett participated in football, wrestling and track. Mr. Ellett was a 1979 graduate from North Dakota State University where he completed his bachelor’s degree. After graduation he stayed on at NDSU as a graduate assistant in the football program and earned his master’s degree in Secondary Education. Mr. Ellett coached football at NDSU, the University of Tulsa and the University of Wisconsin over the next several years and took the Athletic Directors position at Broken Arrow in 1990. Mr. Ellett has been named Oklahoma Region 7 Athletic Director of the year four times, and in 2009 was named Oklahoma Athletic Director of the year.
Ken's wife, Cindy, has been an elementary teacher in Broken Arrow since 1993. Their two sons graduated from Broken Arrow High School.
Melenda Knight, Assistant Director of Athletics
Melenda Knight is a proud K-12 graduate of Broken Arrow Schools where she was a Varsity Cheerleader. She has had 20 years of experience coaching cheer and is a Level 3 NCA Certified Coach and Judge. Mrs. Knight graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. She began her professional career at Broken Arrow in 1993 as a teacher. In 2004 she became the District Social Studies Instructional Coach. Mrs. Knight joined the Athletic Department as Spirit Coordinator in April 2011 and received her master's degree in Administration in December 2011 from the University of Oklahoma.
Mrs. Knight was name the Assistant Athletic Director in August of 2013. She and her husband, Scott Knight, are the proud parents of two BA students.
Steve Dunn, Assistant Director of Athletics
Steve Dunn grew up in Midwest City, graduating from Carl Albert High School. He earned a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University, after playing college football at the United States Air Force Academy. After spending two years on the football staff at OSU, Dunn accepted a coaching position at the University of Central Oklahoma; a position he held for the next three years. While at UCO, he earned a Masters of Education degree and was the director of freshman orientation for incoming student-athletes. He spent four years at Oliver Middle School as a teacher or administrator, while also serving as the Co-Defensive Coordinator for the Broken Arrow football program.
Mr. Dunn was named Assistant Director of Atheltics in the spring of 2014. Steve and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of their daughter, Tatum Jo.
Steve Spavital, Middle School Athletic Coordinator
Steve Spavital is a graduate of Westwood High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1974; earned a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in 1978; and Master’s degree from East Central University in 1982. He joined the Broken Arrow Athletic Department as Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Football Coach in January of 2007 and was named Head Football Coach in 2010, leading Broken Arrow to its second State Championship appearance. Prior to coming to Broken Arrow, Coach Spavital worked as an Administrator and Coach for Union Public Schools for 16 years, along with stops at Edmond Public Schools, East Tennessee State University, Sapulpa Public Schools, Seminole Public Schools, Michigan Panthers of the USFL and Glenpool Public Schools.
"Spav" and his wife Tina have two sons, Zac (Secondary Coach at University of Houston) and Jake (Offensive Coordinatot/QB Coach at Texas A&M).
Athletic photographs for Broken Arrow Public Schools are provided by RUTH KELLY STUDIO.