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Broken Arrow Multi-Purpose Facility - 2200 N. 23rd Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918.259.5900

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 Hatfield, Administrative Assistant
E-mail Director of Athletic Operations

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. His wife, Cindy, has been an elementary teacher in Broken Arrow since 1993. Their two sons graduated from Broken Arrow High School.

Rusty Stecker, Associate Director for Athletic Compliance
- rstecker@baschools.org

Rusty Stecker is a graduate of Sand Springs High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan College in Bartlesville and a Master’s of Science degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Mr. Stecker was hired by Broken Arrow Public schools in 1994 and has taught Physical Education at Haskell Middle School, Oliver Middle School, and the Senior High. Mr. Stecker also served as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach from 1999 to 2013. 

Mr. Stecker was name the Assistant Director of Athletics in 2011 a position which he held until August of 2013 when he was then named the Associate Director for Athletic Compliance. Prior to coming to Broken Arrow, Mr. Stecker worked as an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan College for two years and worked as an Insurance Agent for Farmers Insurance Company for one year.

Melenda Knight, Assistant Director of Athletics
E-mail - mmknight@baschools.org

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 Bachelors 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 Education Administration in December 2011 from the University of Oklahoma. 

Mrs. Knight was name the Assistant Athletic Director in August of 2013. Along with her new responsibilities, Mrs. Knight continues to the supervise Spirit Teams. Melenda Knight and her husband, Scott Knight, are the proud parents of two BA students.


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Broken Arrow Public Schools 701 S. Main Street Broken Arrow, OK  74012

Phone: 918-259-5700

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