Hampton reception planned prior to USAO Hall of Fame ceremony

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Hampton reception planned prior to USAO Hall of Fame ceremony


A reception to honor long-time University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma soccer coach Jimmy Hampton for his pending induction into Drovers’ Athletic Hall of Fame is planned for Saturday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. in Room 109 (Emerson Room) at Austin Hall.

Many of Hampton’s former players and coaches are among those expected to attend  along with several members of the University and Chickasha-area community.

The formal induction ceremony will take place later that afternoon at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Bacone College at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the USAO Fieldhouse.

Hampton has coached both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at USAO since its inception 1998, a span of 17 years. In that time he has won a total of 417 games and has been named coach of the year six times by the Sooner Athletic Conference.

His teams have qualified for the NAIA National Tournament nine different times, seven with the men and twice with the women.  He he has won conference championships in the Red River Athletic Conference; and 10 times he has led the Drovers to Sooner Athletic Conference tournament titles.

Prior to becoming USAO’s coach, Hampton spent eight seasons building championship-caliber teams at Chickasha High School. In that time, the Fightin’ Chicks collected five state championships while winning nearly 90 percent of their games.

As a player, Hampton was an all-state selection at Tulsa Union High School and played collegiately at Western Illinois University and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He was named team captain and earned all-conference honors as a senior. After graduation, Hampton played professionally for the Tulsa Roughnecks and the Oklahoma City Warriors.

Hampton and his wife, Kerri, have three children — Alexandria, Butch and Dax.

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