Tom McCurdy

Tom McCurdy ( 1958 Purcell High School Graduate )

Letterman Purcell High School Football (1955 - 1957)

Letterman Purcell High School Basketball (1955 - 1958)

Letterman Purcell High School Baseball (1955 - 1958)

3 year starter on PHS Football Team. 2 year starter in Basketball. 4 year starter in Baseball

Forward on the Class B State Semi-Finalist (1955 - 1956) PHS Basketball Team

Starting Forward on the Class B State Champion (1956 - 57) PHS Basketball Team

Selected to the Oklahoma High School All-State Basketball Team ( 1958 )

Accepted Basketball Scholarship to the University of Oklahoma ( 1958 )

Letterman University of Oklahoma Basketball Team (1959 - 1962)

Starting Forward University of Oklahoma Basketball Team (1960-61 / 1961-62). Named Team Captain for the (1961 - 1962) season

After graduation at OU in 1962, entered service with the U.S. Army where through basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. Upon completion, Tom was sent to Ft. Holabird, MD where he underwent training in Army Intelligence

Played on many Armed Forces Basketball Teams while in the service including those at Ft. Holabird and later at Ft. Sill, where Tom was stationed as an Army Investigator. He also served as the Commander of his unit at Ft. Sill for 8 months

After his discharge, Tom became the Co-Publisher of the Sulphur-Times Democrat ( 1964 )

Tom and his family moved back to Purcell in 1968 where he became the General Manager of the Purcell Register. Tom eventually became the Owner & Editor of the paper for many years

Tom helped to establish the "Boney Matthews Award" in 1972 and the "Dragon Angel Award" in 1985 which go each year to the outstanding Purcell High School boy and girl athletes respectively

Tom has served on many boards and committees at the University of Oklahoma, including those that made the recommendation to hire Barry Switzer as Head Football Coach in 1973 and to hire Billy Tubbs as Head Basketball Coach in 1980

Was one of the six OU alums (including George Kernek) that started the OU Tip-In Club in 1972

Named By Gov. George Nigh to serve as a University of Oklahoma Regent (1980-1987)

Named as an End on the 1950's PHS All-Decade Football Team by Purcell Football Alumni

Tom has been a lifelong supporter of the Purcell Schools and the Dragon Athletic Program. He is especially proud of the fact that he is the father of 5 past Dragon stand-out athletes Lisa, Lynn, Tom-Tom, Candy, and John