Joe Gill [Football '17]

Joe Gill played football while at Connors State College and was team captain in the fall of 1964, where he was selected to the Region 6 All-Americans. Gill has always represented Connors State with honesty, integrity, and loyalty.

Following his college career, Gill attended the University of Tulsa where he participated in the 1965 Bluebonnet Bowl Team. Upon graduation from the University of Tulsa, Gill coached football and track at Tulsa Central. He also coached football, wrestling, and swimming at Tulsa Hale.

Along with coaching, Gill taught high school math and held various administrative positions.

Gill continues to give back to Connors State by serving on the Alumni and Friends Association and was honored to serve on the CSC Presidential Search Committee from 2016-2017.

Gill has also received many other awards and honors some of these are: 1983 to 1991 OAPT Executive Board of Directors, 1985 Transportation (OAPT) Administrator of the Year, 1989 to 1994 Oklahoma Plant Managers Association Board of Directors, 1995 Bristow Oklahoma NAACP “Man-Of-Year”, 2013 CSC Alumni and Friends Hall of Fame, 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Public Education (OSAC), 2014 Bixby Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, and a Special Recognition Award of the Muskogee Area Education Consort. Finishing his career in 2013, Gill was the Executive Director for Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council after 46 years with public education.