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Bixby Head Football Coach Montgomery talks for 1st time since charges against players

Bixby Head Football Coach Montgomery talks for 1st time since charges against players (KTUL)

For years the Bixby Spartans have been known for their tough, physical football teams, but after four of their players were charged with sexual assault, that narrative changed.

And for Head Coach Loren Montgomery, he knew their mindset had to change as well.

"I think they drew their focus,” he said. “They realized what areas we had to become better at.”

And it wasn't just verbal, Montgomery and his team took action.

"We've got a leadership council that's done a tremendous job stepping up their game,” he said. “We've partnered with Domestic Violence Intervention Services of Tulsa. Shawn Jackson, former All-American from the University of Tulsa comes out. He has a curriculum that helps coach boys into men.”

But with all of these changes, Montgomery knows they still have things they need to improve on.

"Maybe we thought we were doing a good job in some aspects, and maybe we were,” he said. “But nonetheless, as a football team, you are who your record says you are, so we have to step up our game. Our mission has always been being respected as the best team in Oklahoma at developing young men, and that's not going to change."

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