The Pryor Times

January 23, 2014

Pryor's Raleigh into NWOSU hall

The Pryor Times

ALVA, OK — Pryor Public Schools superintendent Don Raleigh has been named one of two 2014 inductees into the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sports Hall of Fame.

"I'm very honored and very humbled," Raleigh, a former track star for the Rangers, said. "They've had a number of athletes go through there that have competed at a very high level, so to be considered in that group is very special to me."

Raleigh was a three-time All-American in his four years at NWOSU (1984 to 1987). He qualified for the NAIA national meet seven times (four outdoor, three indoor) and placed second in the high jump at the 1986 indoor meet with a jump of 6 feet, 11 inches.

Raleigh was named the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1987.

Raleigh obtained a bachelor's degree in natural science from NWOSU and earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University in 2000. He was installed as the Pryor superintendent in 2008 and is currently seeking a doctorate in educational leadership.

Note: Some information provided by Bryan Holmgren, director of athletic communications at NWOSU.