The purpose of the Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor outstanding Cyclones who have not only brought recognition to Casady, but established in the hearts and minds of our youth a motivating influence to excel, foster pride, preserve good sportsmanship, scholarship, and citizenship in the greater Casady Community, and to deepen alumni relationships.
Casady’s Homecoming has traditionally celebrated Alumni Awards for: Distinguished Graduate, Alumni Achievement and Young Alumni Achievement as well as Class Reunions. As Homecoming grows to honor Cyclone athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors, we look forward to celebrating Cyclone Athletics, and the impact it has on the spirit of the School. We are excited not only to thank and recognize those who have inspired us, but to also give current students and families another lasting blueprint for success.
There are four categories in which an individual or group may be selected for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Those under consideration must meet the criteria of their related category in order to be considered for induction to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Those categories, and their criteria, are as follows:
Must have performed with excellence and sportsmanship.
Must have performed at least five years ago.
If selected and living, individuals must make every effort to attend the induction ceremony.
At Homecoming 2019 on October 25, Casady School recognized 16 individuals and two teams for the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class. These inductees were identified by the Athletic Hall of Fame committee for their exceptional committment and contributions to the School and its athletics programs. The inaugural inductees are:
Coach Edwards is responsible for putting Casady School Field Hockey on the map. During her 37-year career she coached 17 SPC championship winning teams. She also coached teams in softball, volleyball, and basketball. Casady’s field hockey field is named in honor of Coach Edwards.
Coach Gibson has been described as the architect of Casady Athletics as the Cyclones were a founding member of the SPC conference during his time. During his 25-year career he coached football and track, highlighted by having two undefeated championship winning football teams. For his accomplishments he was inducted into the Oklahoma City Coaches Hall of Fame.
Coach Grantham coached multiple sports during his 40-year career at Casady. Teams under his direction won 23 SPC titles, and he was selected as The Daily Oklahoman’s Little All City Basketball Coach of the Year three times. Coach Grantham was inducted into the Oklahoma City Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.
Coach Sears taught physical education and coached multiple sports over parts of five decades. He was selected as The Daily Oklahoman Little All City Football Coach of the year in 1971. His 1972 Cyclone football team went undefeated and won an SPC championship. He also coached boys track, girls basketball and softball, and served as Director of Physical Education.
Dr. Flesher had a significant impact on Cyclone Athletics as he served as team physician for nearly 20 years and worked with many of our SPC championship teams. In his own words, he did it for the kids, as he enjoyed being around his children and the teams.
Carey Joullian has been a steadfast supporter of Casady School and Cyclone Athletics. He can often be found on the sidelines cheering on the Cyclones. His support has changed the face of the School, and he continues to make an impact. Mr. Joullian isn’t just a supporter of the School, he also helps coach varsity boys’ soccer and has coached multiple teams throughout his years at Casady. Some of his fondest memories are of coaching Middle Division soccer and watching the players develop as athletes and students. Mr. Joullian is proud of all three of his children (Ed ’09, Laura ’13 and Ann ’16) who participated in multiple sports as Cyclone student-athletes.
Dr. Holden served as our team physician for many years. In addition, he was also the team physician for the US Olympic team in 2000 and the team physician for the University of Oklahoma Gymnastics team for 20 years, helping them win 13 national championships.
Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.