Broken Arrow High School fires head football coach Alexander

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow and head football coach David Alexander are parting ways after seven years, the district announced Monday.

Alexander returned to his alma mater and led the team to a 60-23 record during his tenure as head coach.

His Tigers won Broken Arrow High School’s first football state championship in 2018, finished as state runner-up in 2015, and won the district championship in both of those years.

Broken Arrow (7-4) lost to Union (6-5) 26-14 in the OSSAA playoffs to end their 2020 season.

“We appreciate and thank Coach Alexander for his dedication and time with the program,” said Broken Arrow Public Schools Associate Superintendent of Student Services Chuck Perry.

“His legacy has been cemented in the fact that he came home to his high school alma mater and was the first coach to take the program to the top of the mountain. After much consideration though, we feel the timing is right and it is in the best interest of the district to move in a new direction.”

Before becoming head coach of Broken Arrow, Alexander coached the Tulsa Talons arena league team and served as an assistant coach at Jenks.

He had played at the University of Tulsa before spending 10 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.

“I am grateful for Coach Alexander’s hard work and commitment to this community,” said Broken Arrow Executive Director of Athletics Steve Dunn.

“We will seek a candidate who will add to the winning tradition of Broken Arrow Tiger football and who will continue to guide a program that builds character in the lives of its players and assistant coaches.”

The district says it will immediately begin searching for their next head coach.

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