Leroy Boney Matthews

Leroy "Boney" Matthews ( Teacher / Coach 1945-1973 )

A graduate of Roff, OK High School and East Central Oklahoma State College

Matthews was featured in Ripley's " Believe It or Not" as a Roff high school player for scoring an amazing 97 points in a high school football game against Lehigh by himself, which is still a National High School Record.

A football letterman at East Central. Member of the 1930 Conference Champion Football Team

Before coming to Purcell in ( 1945 - 46 ), Boney taught and coached basketball and football teams

at Francis, Allen, Konawa, Mountain Park, Comanche, and Beggs.

Holds the record for the most wins in Oklahoma Boys High School Basketball History. Boney

was ( 922 - 245 ) over his career with over 600 of those wins at Purcell High School

Boney's teams won 3 State Class B State Basketball Championships ( 1950 / 1957 / 1961) at PHS

and his Dragons qualified for the State Basketball Tournament 11 times during his career

Boney served as Head Football Coach at Purcell from 1945 until 1957 ( 73 - 54 - 7 )

Served as one of the Oklahoma High School Coaches in the 1948 Oil Bowl

Boney also served as Head Baseball Coach and Head Tennis Coach during his stint at Purcell

Served as one of the Oklahoma High School Coaches in the 1948 Oil Bowl

Served as Head Coach for the 1973 Oklahoma Coaches Association South Basketball Team

A member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame - First Class Inducted 1967

Boney was well respected by his opponents, and cherished by his family, students, and friends

Boney Matthews Fieldhouse in Purcell was named in his honor when it opened in 1968

A member of the "Inaugural Class" selected to the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall

of Fame (2002)

Boney passed away in March of 1993.

Boney Matthews Fieldhouse ends time

1967 Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame

I was at the Game (top all time Oklahoma BB Teams) Purcell teams Teams around 1950 included here

Belated Honor

Article from Ada Newspaper  around 1928

Article in Ada Newspaper about ECU upcoming season 1930