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May 8, 2014

PHS tabs Dicus new softball coach

PRYOR, OK — Former Rogers State softball coach Mark Dicus has been named the head softball coach at Pryor High School, school officials announced last week.

Dicus comes to the school after a year at Ketchum, where he was the head football coach.

Dicus, a member of the Oklahoma High School Fast-pitch Softball Coaches Hall of Fame, has had success at the high school and collegiate levels.

His most recent softball coaching stint was at Rogers State in Claremore from 2009 to 2013, where he compiled 135 wins, the most in program history.

Dicus won 448 softball games and four state championships while head coach at Dewey High School from 1987 to 1999. His teams appeared in eight consecutive state title games (1987-1994) during his tenure.

A 1980 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Dicus landed his first college job at at Seminole State College in Seminole in 1999. He compiled a 550-196 record as the school’s first softball coach before leaving for RSU in 2009, winning seven conference titles and finishing as high as third in the country.

Dicus is a native Oklahoman and was named the state’s Softball Coach of the Year four times, and in 1994 was named the National Federation Softball Coach of the Year.

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