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COACHES

Varsity Head Coach

J.P. HOLMAN

JP Holman is entering his fifth year as the Head Coach at Memorial. After a Covid-shortened 2020 season, the Bulldogs have won a District Title, a Regional Title, and reached the State Tournament for the first time since 2016. Before becoming a Bulldog, Coach Holman spent 10 years at Deer Creek High School, five as the Head Coach of the Antlers. He spent the first five years as pitching coach at DC helping the Antlers to the State Tournament nine out of 10 seasons, including three times as State Runners-Up. Prior to Deer Creek he spent two years as the Head Coach at Putnam City West High School and four years on the staff at Edmond Santa Fe High School, where he led the 2006 Santa Fe AAA American Legion team to the state tournament and an American Legion State Championship in 2007. He helped guide the Wolves to four OSSAA state tournament appearances in his four years there. In the summer of 2009, JP coached for the Oklahoma City Ambassadors, a ministry baseball team founded in honor of 2002 OSSAA Baseball Player of the Year Justin Sullivan. The summer ended with a mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico, where the Ambassadors went 7-0 against minor league players from the Mexican League. Coach Holman has coached more than 100 players that have played at the collegiate level, including 17 all-staters and 34 D-1 signees. Eight of Coach Holman’s former players have signed professional contracts, including Brian Anderson of the Milwaukee Brewers and 2016 AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer currently of the Chicago Cubs. Coach Holman played two years at the University of Central Oklahoma under legendary Memorial Coach Wendell Simmons. During that time, the Broncho’s won the Lone Star Conference twice and made two trips to the NCAA Regional tournament. Holman is a 2001 graduate of Hereford High School in Hereford, Texas, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He helped lead the Herd to multiple state playoff appearances. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall of 2005 and his Master’s Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. JP met his wife LeAnna while in college, and they were married in 2005. They have two sons, Quintin (9) & Ketch (5).

DUSTIN NULL

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Null comes to us from Amber, Okla. He played  baseball at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

 

Entering his eighth year as a Bulldog, he will serve as the Varsity Pitching Coach as well as an Assistant Coach for Football. 

 

He has been coaching baseball and football at both the high school and middle school level since 2005. From 2007-09, he was the Head Baseball Coach at Carnegie High School before moving to Edmond. Coach Null was a staff member of the 2019 Softball State Championship Team. He has coached multiple players that have gone on to play collegiate and professional sports.

He has one son, Bronx (14).

JV1 Head Coach

MARCUS ALSTATT

Coach Altstatt is an Edmond Memorial graduate and has been coaching Baseball at Memorial for 37 years. He was an assistant on the 1992, 1993 and 2016 state championship teams as well as the 2007 runner-up team.

 

He is in his 31th year of teaching math at Memorial. Coach Alstatt has won (conservatively) over 600 sub-varsity games and helped guide the careers and lives of countless Bulldog players and students.

 

He graduated from UCO where he played baseball for two years. He is married to Adys (an EMHS graduate), and they have a daughter Cristina (also an EMHS graduate). They are the proud grandparents of Tristan.

JV1 Assistant Coach

CLEVE REED

Coach Reed is originally from Wellington, Kan., and attended Wellington High School. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, where he lettered in baseball. He also received his Masters Degree from Central State University in Edmond.

 

Following college, Coach Reed was drafted and played minor league baseball. After playing in the minor leagues, he was a player/coach of the Wellington Duke Semi-Pro Baseball team in the Kansas Jayhawk League.

 

He served as the head baseball coach at Harrah High School in Harrah, Okla., before joining the Edmond Memorial High School staff as a teacher an Assistant Baseball Coach, where he remains a clubhouse favorite of just about all of the players.

JV2 Head Coach

GABE SIMPSON

Entering his first year with the Bulldogs is Gabe Simpson. Coach Simpson is a Cherokee Nation citizen originally from Jay, Okla., where he represented Team Oklahoma in the Sunbelt Games and was awarded District Pitcher of the Year and District Football MVP. 

He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in chemistry. He played football for four years for the Cowboys, and earned Academic All-Big XII in 2021. Coach Simpson also was a member of the basketball team his freshman year at OSU. 

 

Coach Simpson is married to Laureli, and they have two dogs… big dogs.

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