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Building Champions

New Enid High Athletic Director Scott Mansfield is no stranger to championships, most recently helping coach NOC to a national championship in 2019. But now, instead of just focusing on winning one in baseball, his goal is to win one in more than a dozen sports, and for both boys and girls. “If you aren’t chasing championships, what are even doing this for,” Mansfield said.

Along with championships on the field (or court, or pool, or whatever venue EHS plays), Mansfield wants to graduate 100% of the athletes at Enid High and set them up for success at the next level, whatever that looks like for them. “My goal is for sports to help create good quality kids and help them reach their dreams,” Mansfield says, “Whether it be a four-year University setting, juco or tech school, we want them to be prepared for what is next.”

According to Mansfield, he is already set up for winning. “One of the reasons this job was so attractive is because the program as a whole is already in a really good place. Our facilities are some of the best in the State, we have great partnerships with the community such as David Allen and the new Soccer Fields, and the staff here is really top-notch. My assistant athletic director, Lyndsay Watts and admin assistant Frances Fowler are really the heart of the department. They will make my job easy, and my plan is to learn from them and hope to be just a small part of our success as a team.”

When asked about the challenges of competing in 6A-1 in football, Mansfield was not intimidated. “I’m not big on comparing ourselves to others. We think we can win, and that’s what we expect to do.” That mindset translates to other sports as well. “Our numbers are up across the board, starting with Summer pride. I really like that all of our coaches are helping out and the kids get some coaching from other coaches other than their sport. We have head coaches in place for every sport but swimming at this time, and the buy-in from both the kids and the coaches is there. I am just really looking forward to attacking a new challenge every day.”

With an attitude like that, the championships are likely to come.


Biography: Scott Mansfield grew up in Dallas/Ft. Worth playing baseball. He was a pitcher for Wayland Baptist in Plainview, Texas where he received his degree. Pitching coach at Hill Jr. College before moving to the same position at NOC- Enid in 2010. Took over as head baseball coach at NOC – Enid in 2019 and was there until taking over as EHS Athletic Director in July 2023. Married to Megan Mansfield who is a special ed teacher at Waller Middle School.

Robert Faulk
Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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