By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Midwest City High School boys basketball coach Corky McMullen has stepped down.
McMullen resigned last week after three seasons with the Bombers. He led the Bombers to the state tournament last year. The team struggled this season after replacing several varsity players and they were eliminated in the first round of regionals.
He coached the Midwest City girls for one season before taking over the boys program in 2020.
McMullen said he has enjoyed coaching Midwest City but needs to spend more time with his young family.
“I’ve been coaching for 17 years and I’ve loved every second of it, but my family needs me now more than ever,” McMullen said. “There’s only so much time to be with your children and I don’t want to miss it.”
McMullen expressed appreciation to his players, coaches, school administrators and the community.
“I love Midwest City, I love the program, I love the tradition and the community,” he said. “This program is not going away. I’ll be an outsider rooting them on.”
Before coaching at Midwest City, McMullen coached at the college level for 12 years. He was the men’s coach at his alma mater Houghton College and previously served as director of basketball operations at Rutgers University.
He moved to Midwest City in 2019 to be closer to his wife’s side of the family.
McMullen does not plan to continue teaching after this school year.
He said he will continue to help with the Shelden Williams League in the future. McMullen and former Bomber great Shelden Williams started the elementary youth basketball league in 2021. It is open to boys and girls that attend Midwest City elementary schools.