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Wewoka names Satepauhoodle OL/DL coach

"Talon has a ton of amazing qualities"

On Thursday the Wewoka Board of Education announced the hiring of Talon Satepauhoodle.

Satepauhoodle has spent the past two seasons serving as the OL/DL coach, assistant powerlifting and track assistant for Rush Springs. Satepauhoodle developed multiple athletes which helped them qualify for the state powerlifting meet and also the track state meet in both shot put and discus.

Satepauhoodle graduated from Hominy High School in Hominy, OK. He was an All-Conference basketball player, discus and shot put Regional Champion, as well as All-District Defensive Lineman. Satepauhoodle performed in the 2011-12 OSSAA All State football game as a defensive lineman.

Sautepauhoodle would attend Bacone College in Muskogee, OK and play football. He earned his associates, bachelors and masters degree in American Indian Studies. He was named All-Conference and Champions of Character two years in a row while playing for Bacone.

After college, Satepauhoodle would go on to play professional arena football for the Omaha Beef.

"What stood out to me about Wewoka is the rich tradition that's there," Satepauhoodle said. "The pride that everyone has and the support that the community has for the kids is great."

Athletic Director Cody Barlow said, "Talon has a ton of amazing qualities that can be inserted into Wewoka. Having a bachelor and masters degree in Native American Studies will bring great cultural enrichment to our school district. Coaching wise, he has experience in a multitude of areas with success in all fonts. We believe his playing experience in college and professionally will bring a huge knowledge base to our school and athletic programs."

Although winning championships is great and what coaches strive for, Satepauhoodle said, "aside from winning championships and bringing attention to Wewoka sports, my goal is to help mold our youth into upstanding citizens in society."

Satepauhoodle says that his greatest accomplishment so far as a coach isn't coaching kids in the state tournament, but instead molding teenagers into adults.

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