By Jayson Knight
From Tuttle’s Class of 2015, Jett Jobe has returned to Tuttle as its Head Basketball Coach.
As a senior at Tuttle, Jobe helped the 2015 Tigers to Tuttle Basketball’s first state tournament, where they beat No. 1 Ft. Gibson in the quarterfinals before falling in the semis.
After graduating from Tuttle, Jobe played for Mississippi State as a freshman and then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he played basketball for 3 years.
Monday, Jobe shared some of his experience playing college ball.
“At SOSU, we made it to the Division 2 NCAA tournament my senior year,” the new head coach said. “I made a lot of great memories and friends at SOSU. I have had the amazing opportunity to be a head coach for three years now where we have gotten better every single year. My job is to invest in these kids lives and to make them grow.”
Jobe’s first head coaching job was at Rock Creek High School in southeastern Oklahoma, then he was at SOSU as a grad assistant for a year. He then coached the last two years at Calera High School.
Jobe now returns to Tuttle for what he calls his dream job, saying, “I think the first thing is I just feel honored to be the head basketball coach at Tuttle. It has been a dream of mine since I graduated. I definitely did not expect it to happen this fast. I am just excited to get back home and involved in the community. The great thing about Tuttle is the support everyone shows to all of the students. The kids work so hard and they community shows up for them. I am just so grateful for the opportunity to represent Tuttle again. Go Tigers!”