Doc Holliday

Bob "Doc" Holliday (Teacher / Coach 1971 - 1973)

Graduate of Duncan High School, Murray State College (Tishomingo), and SEOSU (Durant). Has a Masters Degree from East Central OK State Univ (Ada)

Assistant Football Coach at Tulsa Daniel Webster High School, and Pauls Valley High School

Came to Purcell High School after a very successful stint as Head Coach at Fairfax High School (1971)

Head Football Coach 1971 District A-7 Champions that finished (9-2) on the season, losing only to Class 2A Lindsay in the season opener and to Velma-Alma in the 1st Round of the Class A playoffs

Head Football Coach of the 1972 Class A State Champion Purcell Dragons that finished (13-1) on the season, losing to only to Class 2A Lindsay in the season opener (8 - 6)

The Dragons then rolled off 13 straight victories culminating with a 24-7 victory over the Hominy Bucks on Stillwater High School's Hamilton Field

Coached players at PHS that ranged from High School All-American QB and OU Sooner recruit Joe McReynolds, and All-State Lineman and SMU recruit Mike Ellis, to all-time leading PHS rusher Gerald Green, to future ECU (OK) star and NFL player Clifford Thrift

During his 2-year stint as the Head Football Coach of the Dragons, his teams went (22 - 3)

Still owns the career best winning percentage for any PHS Head Football Coach (88%)

Will always be remembered in Dragon Football lore for his speech he gave to the team at half-time of the Purcell / Healdton Class A Semi-Final game in 1972. With the Dragons down on the road (14 - 12) to a scrappy bunch of Bulldogs and instead of laying into the team as the players expected, Holliday came into the locker room and said, "If you're men, you'll win." and left. The Dragons proceeded to beat Healdton (26 - 14) and move into the Class A State Finals the next week

Left Purcell to take a Assistant Football Coach position at Burkburnett (TX) High School for one year, then he was named the Head Football Coach at Union High School. Also served as Head Football Coach at Stillwater High School and at Pauls Valley High School

After leaving Pauls Valley, Doc became an Assistant Football Coach at Dodge City (KS) Community College, and he eventually became an Assistant Football Coach at Roland (OK) High School

His school administration experience includes serving as the High School Principal and Superintendent at Okeene. Doc was also the Superintendent at Western Yell County Schools in Havana, AR

Currently employed as the Roland Junior High School Counselor serving in his 48th year in education

Family members include his wife Sherry, 1 son, 5 daughters, 11 grandkids, and 2 great-grandchildren