Brett Pennington [Baseball '17]
Brett Pennington was a three sport varsity starter in baseball, football, and wrestling at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. There, he led the football team to the state semi-finals his junior year, set the single season pin record in wrestling and was a two-time state champion in 6A wrestling.
In the fall of 1991, Pennington signed a letter of intent to wrestle at the University of Oklahoma. However, the following summer Coach Perry Keith offered Pennington a scholarship to play baseball for Connors State College. He then turned down the wrestling scholarship at OU, and played baseball at Connors.
During his time at Connors, Pennington received many honors, including All-Region Team, All-American, and played with the Junior College USA team. Following his success at Connors State, Pennington once again signed with OU, but this time to play baseball, where he went to the College World Series his junior year.
Pennington has since married his high school sweetheart, Amy Short. Together they have three children: Sydney, Caden, and Ty. Pennington is the Deputy Chief of the Sapulpa Fire Department, where he has been a firefighter for 17 years. He has also served many years coaching his children in softball, baseball, basketball, wrestling, and football.