McBroom hired at Ardmore High School

By: KXII Sports Department Email
By: KXII Sports Department Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Former Ada Cougars coach Larry McBroom is the new head coach of the Ardmore Tigers. McBroom was hired in a special school board meeting on Thursday afternoon.

McBroom has an outstanding resume which includes seven state championships in Ada. Since leaving Ada, McBroom has coached at Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and R.L. Turner in Carrollton. With the rich tradition the McBroom family has at Ada, it may be difficult for some to imagine him coaching at Ada's biggest rival high school.

Larry, his brother Gary, and father Craig McBroom have a long coaching legacy in Ada. The family has been in charge of Ada football for 43 of the last 49 years. McBroom won 199 games in two separate stints with the Cougars from 1980 to '95 and 2000 to 2003.


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  • by brandon daniels Location: ada on Mar 19, 2010 at 12:14 AM
    Coach mcbroom was a great coach and will always have respect for him and his family....esp. his father craig...
  • by 1995 Coug Location: Ada, OK on Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00 PM
    I hope your kids can handle him. He probably lost a little bite since he went to Texas. But don't kid yourself, we beat you because our team 93-95 and 96, had way more talent than Ardmore, and we had coach Craig up in the booth calling the shots. He was the coach of Ada, and he was the reason we played like we did. Larry will just sit and play with his QB's while the real coaches make the team. I hope he has the same assistants.
  • by Former Cougar QB Location: OKC, OK on Jun 10, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    Folks, nobody's more familiar w/ LB than me (and all the other former Ada QB's), and he has good and bad, just like anyone. For me, the bad outweighed the good (players, he picks his favorites and parents, keep an eye on your cheerleaders), but maybe he's outgrown his past shenanigans. Everyone can change, non? Nonetheless, Ardmore gets a competent coach, though LB and Co. have been & always will be stuck in an outdated offensive mindset. This has served him well at times (mostly due to Ada's talent over the years), but his recent track record suggests he's gettin outclassed. Now that he's back in smaller town OK football, he'll probably be consistently over .500 w/ some district championships, etc., but time will tell whether he's going to adapt and evolve or if his old approach can still be successful. Ultimately, good luck, and I'll be there to watch '08 opener, but don't kid yourself, Tigers, nobody's mourning LB's departure from Greater Ada. And oh yeah: NO MORE ARDMORE!!
  • by Tigers Rule Location: Ardmore on May 15, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    Miguel, no offense dude, but see if you can work on your gammer over the summer, but I understand what you are saying.
  • by Miguel on May 13, 2008 at 09:52 PM
    The best part is ever sense he left are football team is more motivated we had a small football program and sense he left it has grown and past players have re joined the family and we are more intence and every one loves it thank you Larry and his brother Garry
  • by Tigers Rule Location: Ardmore on May 13, 2008 at 01:04 AM
    Miguel and Pedro, you know you play football with an oval shaped brown-looking ball right? He probably got tired of trying to coach a bunch of unmotivated, clueless, little boys! Sounds like the 0-10 team couldn't cut it!
  • by Miguel Location: Dallas on May 12, 2008 at 04:09 PM
    I admit he was a great person and a honest man but you never hear any one talk about his 0-10 record in texas stay in oklahoma this is texas baby everything is better and bigger in texas he couldent handle it!!
  • by Pedro Location: Carrollton on May 12, 2008 at 03:04 PM
    McBroom. What You Did To Us Was Wrong
  • by Ada Cougar Supporter Location: Ada on May 10, 2008 at 09:31 PM
    We loved the McBroom Family while they were here in Ada! They were a wonderful loving and giving Christian family. He is a great coach! His wife and daughter are very friendly and supportive! Ardmore, you are receiving an awesome Coach and family that you will love and be proud of! Good luck McBroom family and please know you are still welcome in Ada!!! :)
  • by Tiger 4 Life Location: A-town on May 9, 2008 at 10:26 PM
    I heard Weber is already feeling the pressure to win next year as well as the players!
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