Wade Standley has been hired as Deer Creek’s next football coach, per a source with knowledge of the Deer Creek special board meeting agenda on Monday afternoon.
Standley leaves Ada after two seasons. While the head coach of the Cougars, Standley went 11-10 overall and 9-4 in Class 4A district play. Both seasons ended with first-round playoff losses to Clinton.
Before taking over at Ada, Standley had guided Norman North to a 30-16 record from 2011 to 2014. Standley and the Timberwolves advanced to the Class 6A championship game in 2012, where they were beaten by Jenks.
At Deer Creek, Standley takes over the spot vacated by Jay Wilkinson, who stepped down in early February. Under Wilkinson, Deer Creek with 2-8 during the 2016 season.