2020 Muskogee Athletics Hall of Fame Class Includes Seven Former Standouts
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee Public Schools Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome a new class during the October 23, 2020 varsity football game versus the Bixby Spartans at Indian Bowl.
The 2020 MHS Athletics Hall of Fame class features Angelique Hillmon, Dawaylon Barnes, Keith Coleman, Shonika Breedlove, Phil Givens, Rusty Bradley, and Tim Brewer.
Angelique Hillmon, a 1982 graduate of Muskogee High School, led the Rougherette basketball team to a State Finals appearance in 1982. A two-time All-Conference selection, Hillmon continued her playing career at Eastern Oklahoma State College where she led EOSC to multiple conference, state, and regional championships. She helped the Lady Mountaineers to a National Tournament berth and an eighth-place finish. She holds the EOSC record for assists.
She transferred to the University of Colorado where she completed her career. Upon completion of college, Hillmon joined the teaching staff at Muskogee High School a position she has held for the last 27 years. She has twice been named Site Educator of the Year and has served as a speaker at Convocation. During her time at her alma mater, she has coached girl’s basketball, cross country, and track. She was the first woman to coach a male team not only as cross country coach but as an assistant on former boy's basketball coach Terry Scott's staff.
She is married to Kerry Hillmon and is the mother to Kristian and Devin Hillmon. She has long displayed a heart for civic service serving as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Muskogee Education Association, and the Oklahoma Coaches Association.
Dawaylon Barnes, a 2014 graduate of Muskogee High School, earned a State Championship in 2014 as a wrestler after a Runner-Up finish in 2011. He spent five years wrestling for the Roughers beginning as an eighth-grader.
He was a vital cog in the well oiled Muskogee Wrestling machine. He earned a 2012 Junior National Team third-place finish, 2012 All-American fourth-place finish, and twice placed at State and was the 2014 Male Student-Athlete of the Year during his time in the green and white.
He went onto Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla. where he was an Academic All-American in 2015 and 2016, a district champion and National Champion in 2016. He transferred to the University of Oklahoma to continue his career. During his time with the Sooners, he earned the 2018 “Most Improved” award and was a 2018 NCAA Qualifier prior to completing his degree.
Barnes is a Mechanical Engineer at KBR and is currently attending the University of Oklahoma pursuing a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Keith Coleman, a 1997 graduate of Muskogee High School, was a three-sport athlete during his time at Muskogee. A three-time football letterman, Coleman led the 1994 team to a Class 6A State Semifinals appearance and a 1995 Quarterfinals appearance while earning All-District and All-Area honors along the way. Coleman was a three-time wrestling letterman and helped the Roughers to a 1997 Class 6A Semifinal appearance. He was also a three-time Baseball letterman helping MHS to a 1997 Regional Final while earning All-District and Green Country All-Star recognition.
Coleman continued his academic and athletic career at East Central University in Ada, Okla. where he played every game as a freshman for the Tigers football team. He then transferred to Crowder College where he earned All-Region honors in back-to-back years for the Roughriders on the baseball diamond. His collegiate baseball career continued at Cumberland University where he ushered the team to a conference championship and Super Regional Final in 2001.
Upon the completion of his playing career, Coleman focused on joining the coaching ranks. He became head softball coach at Muskogee High School a position he held from 2005 to 2016. He totaled over 500 wins, 12 regional titles, a state runner-up finish, an Academic state title, and in 2009 claimed a state title for Muskogee High.
Coleman has been named District Coach of the Year 11 times, is a five-time Region Coach of the Year, two-time Tulsa World Coach of the Year, and was named All-Decade Coach by the Muskogee Phoenix. He currently serves as head softball coach at Piedmont High School where he won the Class 5A State Fastpitch Title in 2019. Coleman has over 600 wins as a head coach and led the Wildcats to a State Runner-Up finish in 2017.
Shonika Breedlove, a 1994 graduate of Muskogee High School, was a standout basketball player for the Roughers helping MHS to four consecutive state tournament appearances. A three-time girl’s basketball letter winner, Shonika was an All-State honoree as a senior.
She went on to play at Eastern Oklahoma State College for two years where she was recognized as the Larry Stone Female Player of the Year and tallied 38 points to set the record for most points in a home game. She continued her career at the University of Oklahoma where she earned First Team Academic All-Conference recognition as a junior as a member of Sherri Coale's first Sooner squad.
Upon graduation, Breedlove began her coaching career first at Connor State College before being named head coach at Boyton a position she held from 2002 to 2008. She returned home as the lead assistant coach for the Roughers girls basketball team and held the position for eight years before being named head coach of MHS in 2016 and led the Roughers until 2019.
She currently serves as a district administrator for Muskogee Public Schools and is the mother of Savannah Breedlove-Corbin.
Phil Givens, a 1971 graduate of Muskogee High School, was a standout on the gridiron as a three-time letter winner for the Roughers. Considered one of the most feared tacklers in Rougher football history, Givens played both linebacker and cornerback where he led the team in tackles, assists, and tackles for loss. In his senior season, Givens led the Roughers to the only undefeated in school history. A three-time All-Conference selection, Givens was the first black, football student-athlete named to the All-State team following the integration of Muskogee High School.
Givens received recruiting interest from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and Northeastern State University prior to suffering a severe knee injury during the All-State game. Following a year off to tend to that injury, Phil completed his playing career at Northeastern State University.
Givens is now a farmer, business consultant, and well known civil rights advocate. He has testified in front of Congress seven times over USDA discriminatory practices. He and his late wife, Francie Givens, have four children Brian, Kelley, Robert, and Yona.
Rusty Bradley, a 1976 graduate of Muskogee High School, was a standout member of the boys tennis team. He was Conference Champion in #1 Singles as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. As a junior, Bradley was a State Finalist as a #1 Singles player and in 1976 earned the State Championship.
He continued his career at the University of Tulsa where he was a standout as a singles and doubles player. He twice won the Missouri Valley Conference championship in singles and doubles finishing with a collegiate singles record of 89 wins and 23 losses. He earned the Golden Hurrican MVP honors as a freshman and a senior.
He went on to become head coach of MHS a position he held for 27 years. During his coaching career, Bradley saw a player qualify for state every year of his coaching career. Bradey coached numerous regional champions and all-staters along with three Individual State Champions. He was recognized as All-State Coach of the Year in 2014, Regional Coach of the Year in 2000, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2019. Rusty and wife Shelli Bradley have two sons Russ and Shan.
Tim Brewer, a 1985 graduate of Muskogee High School, was a standout for the Roughers boy’s basketball team. As a senior, Brewer tallied All-Conference, All-District, All-Area, and All-State Tournament honors. He led the Roughers in field goal percentage, rebounding, and free throw percentage while helping MHS to the 1985 State Tournament.
He went on to play collegiately at Northeastern State University earning Team MVP honors in 1990 and was selected to the All-Conference team. He led NSU in scoring, rebounding, shooting percentage, and free throw percentage.
Tim was honored to serve as local and Regional President of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and he along with his wife Brandy have two sons Kolby and Kayden.
Hall of Fame Inductees will be recognized at Indian Bowl during halftime of the varsity football game versus Bixby on Friday, October 23, 2020.
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