Harold Cagle [Football '13]

Harold Cagle was the starting quarterback at Connors State College for two years after graduating from Catoosa High School in 1954.

Cagle transferred to the University of Tulsa following the Cowboy’s football season to take part in the Golden Hurricane’s spring football season. However, following spring drills at TU he left for Northeastern State University, where he played two seasons, graduating in 1958 with degrees in mathematics and physical education.

He began his coaching career in 1958 at Chetopa, Kan., where he was head football coach and assistant basketball coach for one season. Cagle then moved to his hometown of Catoosa, Okla., where he coached football, basketball, baseball and track. He then took a position at Henryetta before returning to Connors State College, where he taught math and worked as an assistant football coach before taking over as head coach. He also served as Dean of Students.

After Connors he made stops at Dodge City Junior College and Berryhill High School before accepting a position as defensive coordinator at Central Missouri University. Cagle then started the football program at Missouri Western University, where he won several conference championships and played in several bowl games. He was the first inductee into the Missouri Western Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cagle then returned to Oklahoma to work and coach at Morris, Beggs, Tulsa Edison, Tulsa Webster and Keifer. He was superintendent at Braggs, Wyandotte and Liberal. After retirement he coached one season at Strafford, Okla., and taught golf at Vian High School.

Cagle, who lives in Haskell, has three daughters: Cheryl, Tammy and Koleen.