Roy Wyckoff was officially hired by Yukon Public Schools as its next head girls basketball coach on Monday morning at a special school board meeting.
“I’m just very thankful,” Wyckoff said. “I’m very blessed to be a part of the Yukon family. Yukon is a special place and I am look forward to getting started.”
Wyckoff comes to Yukon after being an assistant boys basketball coach at Putnam City West for the past five years under head coach Lenne Burch.
In those five years, the Patriots have had some of the best boys basketball teams in the state, including a state championship team in 2016. Putnam City West never missed a state tournament in the five years he was on the bench for Burch.
Before his time at Putnam City West, Wyckoff was the youth pastor at Covenant Church in Yukon. He started out as the head middle school boys basketball coach and then became the assistant varsity boys basketball coach.
Wyckoff has spent the majority of his life living in the Yukon area. He was homeschooled and played basketball for the Oklahoma City Storm in his high school years. Wyckoff graduated high school in 2003.
Wyckoff said he expects his team to be skilled all across the court.
“We are going to play really good defense and handle the basketball,” Wyckoff said. “I want all five players on the floor for us to be skilled players. We are going to be in great shape and we are going to run a lot of four-game sets. I believe in the dribble-drive and transition.
“We are going to play man-to-man defense and pick up half court, hard-nosed defense. We will be a fun team to watch.”
He attended the University of Central Oklahoma after high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business law administration in 2007 with a minor in psychology.
Wyckoff is married to his wife Kristin and they are expecting their first child soon. Kristin is a English Language Arts teacher at Mustang North Elementary.
This is Wycoff’s first head coaching position.