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PCPS hires new boys and girls soccer coaches


Ponca City Schools has announced their new boys and girls soccer coaches. Bryson Reed has been hired to be the new boys coach, and Jason Collins has been hired as the new girls coach.



Ponca City Schools has hired Jason Collins as the new Head Girls Soccer Coach, pending board approval. Coach Collins is a graduate of Oologah High School where he was a multi-sport athlete. Coach Collins later graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a BS in education.
Coach Collins is no stranger to Ponca City Schools as he is currently teaching and coaching in the district. Coach Collins has over 20 years of experience in numerous sports, including high school cross-country, track, football, golf, basketball and numerous competitive soccer teams.
Coach Collins is an avid runner, completing over 20 marathons and numerous half marathons.
Coach has been married to Regina Collins for eight years and together they have five children: Gage Kirkendall, Jonah Collins, Sydney Collins, Abbie Kirkendall, and Jordan Collins.
“I am super excited to be named the next head girls soccer coach at Ponca City and truly believe that our staff will do a tremendous job motivating and preparing the Lady Cats for not only competition, but for life beyond the field,” said Coach Collins.
Pending approval from the Ponca City Board of Education, Bryson Reed has been hired as the new head boys soccer coach. Coach Reed is replacing longtime coach Ben Steichen.

Coach Reed is a graduate of Stillwater High School where he has served as assistant coach helping the men and women high school goalkeepers. During this time, Coach Reed aided in the boys team reaching the second round of the 6A state playoffs.

Coach Reed is equally successful as a player. He has been involved in soccer from youth through college. During his high school career time he was a two-time varsity captain, Oklahoma All-Stater, All-conference and All-district player in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In his senior year of high school he was also voted as VYPE magazine male athlete of the year.

After high school, he continued his education and soccer career at Northern Oklahoma College and played as a goalkeeper for two years. At NOC, he was selected twice as the all-tournament goalkeeper. He then went on to finish his collegiate soccer career at the University of Tulsa. At Tulsa, he was a one-time winner of the defensive player of the week for the conference. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports medicine.

“I am ready to bring all my experience to Ponca City and establish our place in this sport. There will be many things to look forward to and I can’t wait to get started,” said Coach Reed.