Bertha Teague

Class of 1999

  • Known as “Mrs. Basketball of Oklahoma”
  • Began her coaching career at Cairo (Okla.) but moved to Byng (Okla.) High School after one year, where she guided the school to 38 conference titles, 27 district championships, and 22 state tournament berths
  • Won eight state crowns at Byng and finished as state runner-up seven times
  • Coached from 1926-1969, amassing a career record of 1,152-115 for a winning percentage of .910
  • Posted five undefeated seasons, including a three-year stretch (1936-1938) in which her squads wired together 98 straight victories and three consecutive state crowns
  • Helped organize the Oklahoma High School Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association in 1962 and was named the organization’s first president and was then re-elected to seven consecutive one-year terms
  • Served on the National Rules Committee of the Division of Girls and Women’s Sports from 1949-1960
  • Has also been credited with being an innovator in the area of basketball apparel