Claremore Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees Announced

Claremore ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME - celebrated Homecoming weekend. 

PARADE - Inductees will ride in the parade if available October 4, 2019  

BANQUET - October 5th / 6p / CHS Cafeteria 


  • Go on sale September 24, 2019
    • $35 each (Meal Included) 
    • $240 Table for 8 
  • Purchase tickets at the Claremore Athletics Office inside New Gym 
  • Contact Claremore Athletic Office at 918-923-4282 or

2019 Inductees

1988 Girls Tennis Team

  • Members include Suzanne Williams, Natasha Bartels, Brandi Swan, Julie Young, Courtney Streeter, and Wendy Hazle
  • Coaches were Head Coach Lawrence Skimbo and assistant Pat Heidlage
  • First Claremore team to win a State Championship as a team.

Larry Ballard

  • 1960 Prep All-American Football Classic Participant
  • Lead All Large School Scorers with 196 points and rushed for 1,745 yards
  • Lead team to Class A Semi-Finals
  • Two-sport All-Stater (Football, Baseball)
  • Played Football at OSU
  • Drafted and signed with St. Louis Cardinals

Nathan Binam

  • 1995 All-State Basketball
  • 1994 and 1995 Tulsa World All-State Football Player
  • Member of 1993 State Baseball Champions
  • 1994 and 1995 MVP of Metro Lakes Conference—Basketball
  • 1997 Bi-State Junior College First Team Basketball
  • Played Basketball at ORU
  • First Team Academic Mid-Continent Conference Basketball, 2000

Frank Mobra

  • Head Football Coach at Claremore from 1968-1976
  • Overall Record of 53-40, Second winningest coach in Claremore History
  • After Football career become Athletic Director at Claremore
  • Coached in the Oil Bowl and All-State Game
  • The Frank Mobra Fieldhouse named in honor of him and his contributions to Claremore Public Schools
  • Played Football at NEO and was a JUCO All-American
  • Lettered in football at the University of Arkansas
  • Coaching stops at Fairland, Eufaula, Anadarko, Stilwell, Talihina 
  • Won a State Football Championship at Talihina
  • Member Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Bryce G. Vann

  • Attended Lincoln High School 1951-1953
  • Lead team to a State Championship and State Runner-up (Basketball)
  • Played at Langston and Central State
  • Played with the Kansas City Steers of the ABA
  • Played with the Marques Haynes All-Stars