How Comanche's girls hoops coach switched from booth to sideline
Sean Hushbeck spent Saturday night in a musty locker room at Kingston High School trying to implement the right scheme. His third-ranked and undefeated Comanche girls basketball team had a two-point lead, which was too close for comfort against rival Marlow in a 3A regional final.
The coach hasn't forgotten the way he used to spend halftimes at these events trying to fill time on the radio.
Former athletes and coaches often make the transition from sideline to broadcasting booth. Hushbeck has successfully gone from booth to sideline.
Don Coble has spent the past 10 years and counting calling Anadarko High School football and basketball. He called the football program's best stretch in school history when it won state titles in 2011 and 2013.
But what some may not know is that before Coble, it was Hushbeck, a Cameron University speech communications major who from 2002-07 was the voice of the Warriors.
The beat wasn't as glamorous then as now. In terms of football success, Hushbeck covered an era that could appropriately be referred to Anadarko's calm before the storm.
"As soon as I left, they got really good. I like to joke that I called games for five years and called about five wins," Hushbeck said, remembering the days fondly. "I'll never forget, one year I called six homecoming games; ours and five road games."