If the Chickasha School Board names a new boys basketball coach today, CHS fans will recognize the name, if not the face.

Kelly Jobe, son of Oklahoma Coaching Hall of Fame member Jerry Jobe, is expected to be offered the job at today’s special meeting of the board. Jerry Jobe was the coach of the 1963 Fightin’ Chicks who won the program’s only state championship in school history.

Kelly Jobe has not coached since 1993, when he handed the reins of his Westmoore team over to Jerry Gravely - who is now principal of Amber-Pocasset High School.

Before taking a job selling class rings for Josten’s, Jobe coached at Duncan, Kingfisher and Westmoore.

Jobe is reported to have been the top choice of the search committee.

Jobe is recovering from an automobile accident which will slow him down for a little while. After a head-on collision on April 10, 2006, he spent 44 days in the hospital - 24 of those in intensive care.

Jerry Jobe said he would be excited to have his son come to Chickasha.

“It would mean a lot to me,” Jerry said. “I always consider Chickasha my home school. I enjoyed coaching there the most.”

Kelly was a young child when his father coached at Chickasha.

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