The induction of two members into the Hall of Fame, the crowning of the queen and Friday night football highlight 2017 Homecoming activities Sept. 22 at Cooper High School.
Hall of Fame inductees are both 1988 graduates of Cooper – Jason Marshall, a Cougar baseball legend and currently the head coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and Chuck Spicer, president and CEO of the University of Oklahoma Medical System. They were introduced at a press conference in the CHS Auditorium and were guests of honor at the morning pep rally and later at a reception in the LRC.
Alumni and guests were also treated to student entertainment provided by the choral performance ensemble Red, Rhythm & Blues and the Soundwave Handbell Choir. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game at Shotwell Stadium, where the undefeated Cougars face Frenship.
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JASON MARSHALL – One of the cornerstone pieces of the back-to-back state championship baseball teams of 1987-88, Jason Marshall, is the 82nd inductee into the Cooper High School Hall-of-Fame.
A standout performer at Texas A&M from 1989-92, Marshall was named the Aggies’ Most Valuable Player as a senior. Following his collegiate career, Marshall was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round of the 1992 MLB Draft. He played four seasons in the Royals organization before finishing his professional career in 1995. He was presented a Goodwill Ambassador Award for community service in 1993-94.
Marshall then entered the coaching ranks as a student assistant at Texas A&M in 1996 and was a member of the staff for two seasons. Currently, he will enter his sixth season, 18th overall, as the head baseball coach at Texas-San Antonio, where he is the all-time winningest coach by percentage in UTSA history.
He and his wife, Ashleigh, have two sons, Cooper and Jackson, and a daughter, Kate.
CHUCK SPICER – The 83rd inductee, Chuck Spicer, is president and CEO of OU Medical System, the state’s most comprehensive academic health system that includes OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, OU Medical Center Edmond, Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Medicine Breast Health Network, and Valir Rehabilitation Hospital.
After graduating from CHS in 1988, Spicer received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor and a master’s degree from Trinity University.
He is active in the community, serving on boards of United Way, Allied Arts, Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Oklahoma Hospital Association and Young Presidents Organization. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was the 2015 recipient of the Red Shoe Award for contributions to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Last year, he was named one of Journal Record’s most admired CEOs.
He resides in northwest Oklahoma City with his wife, Amy, and children, Hamilton and Mallary.