Hall of Famer Dicus Named Next Muskogee Softball Coach
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education approved the hire of Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer Mark Dicus as the new head coach of Muskogee Softball during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
An inaugural inductee of the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002, Dicus has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience in addition to five high school fast pitch State Titles.
He most recently served as fast pitch softball head coach at Pryor High School. In seven years, the Tigers compiled a 215-63 record with a State Championship in 2016 and State Runner-Up finish in 2015 and 2018.
Dicus spent five years as head coach of Rogers State University softball compiling a school-record 175 wins. He coached 28 All-Sooner Athletic Conference student-athletes including a NAIA All-American in Candace Monigold. The Hillcats earned a No. 3 ranking during the 2013 season the highest national ranking in program history while winning 30 consecutive games to open the season. RSU reached the NAIA National Championship Opening Round marking just the second time the program reached NAIA postseason play.
From 1999-2013, Dicus led Seminole State College as head softball coach leading the Trojans to 445 wins. Under his guidance, the Trojans made four NJCAA national tournament appearances. Seminole State won seven conference championships and four NJCAA Region II championships. He coached 21 NJCAA National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Americans during his tenure. He was the NJCAA Region II Softball Coach of the Year for seven consecutive seasons from 1988-1994.
Dicus began his fast pitch softball coaching career at Dewey Public Schools in 1987 and over the next 12 years led the Bulldoggers to 448 wins and four state championships. Dewey finished state runner-up four times and won regional championships in 12 consecutive years from 1987 to 1998. He was honored as the National Federation Coach of the Year in 1994.
He also served as head baseball coach at Dewey compiling a 411-154 record. He began his career at Tuttle Public Schools in 1981 before spending four years at Mangum Public Schools as head baseball coach and football assistant.
Dicus spent one season as head football coach at Ketchum High School in 2013-14 before returning to the softball diamond at Pryor High School.
He has been named Oklahoma State Softball Coach of the Year in 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, and 2016. He was selected as the All-State Softball Coach in 1990 and 2020.
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