The 8th Annual Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame inducted three new members on Friday, February 3, 2023.
Tammy is a 1982 graduate of Muldrow High School and was known as "T-Byrd." Tammy made an immediate impact for the Lady Bulldogs, starting all four years as a forward.
Tammy’s high school coach Ronnie Rogers said “Tammy was the type of player that all coaches hope to have, a hard worker that would run through a brick wall for her team.” Coach Rogers also said, “the first time I saw T-Byrd shoot, I thought 'I need to change her shot,' but after watching her play and seeing her ability to score, I did not change her shot in any way. It was a joy to coach Tammy.”
During her years as a Lady Bulldog, her team made it to the state tournament three years in a row, bringing home the Gold Ball in 1980 and then again her senior year in 1982. Tammy’s overall high school record was 81-5. She was named to the State Tournament All-Tournament team, The Kiamichi All-Star team, and the Texas-Oklahoma All-Star game. Tammy capped off her successful high school career by being named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association East All-State team.
After graduation, Tammy continued playing basketball at Eastern Oklahoma State College where led her team to the Oklahoma State Championship and was named the MVP of the tournament. Her team won the Region 2 championship which qualified them for the NJCAA National tournament. Tammy was named to the NJCAA All-tournament team and was named to the Bi-State All-Conference team in both her freshman and sophomore years.
Tammy finished her playing career at Florida Atlantic University and Northeastern State University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree. Tammy worked 25 years at Whirlpool and 5 years at Sam’s Club. She currently works for her church, Bellfonte Baptist Church, and is currently the president of the Sallie Byrd Community Center.
Tammy has loved following Bulldog basketball over the years and can still be found in the stands supporting our program. Her favorite time was watching her nephew Watie Byrd play for her beloved Bulldogs. She continues to follow Watie while he is playing at Northeastern State University.
Ginny Byrd Pittman
Ginny is a 1974 graduate of Muldrow High School. Ginny was a 4-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team.
Ginny’s high school coach Pat Martin said “ Ginny was a joy to coach, she could always be counted on to set the example as a team leader. She had a picture-perfect jump shot and was an incredible pure shooter. Ginny consistently scored at a high level. It was an honor to coach Ginny and I am proud to see her honored this evening.”
Ginny was named all-conference all 4 years of her high school career and was the leading scorer in our conference averaging 29.9 points per game. She was named the NOAA conference outstanding forward in her junior and senior years. Ginny was also named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association East All-State team, she was the first Cherokee-speaking athlete to attain this award. Ginny was featured in The Faces in the Crowd section of Sports Illustrated on April 29th, 1974.
After graduation, Ginny attended Northeastern State University for 2 years where she played basketball.
She began working for the Cherokee Nation in 1975 and is currently the director of the Cherokee Nation Speakers to interpret the language. Ginny is a proud member of the Cherokee Gospel Group and Cherokee Circle. Ginny married her husband Pete in 1990 and they have one daughter, Ja-Li-Si Byrd Pittman-Gladd, who was Miss Cherokee 2016.
Coach Marty Rogers
Marty was a 1978 graduate of Muldrow. Marty was a 4 sport athlete participating in basketball, football, baseball, and track.
Marty’s high school coach Ray
Bray said of Marty:
“He is the most loyal player that I was ever around. He placed the team’s success above any individual attention. Marty led his team to 22 wins as a senior, he was one of the most underrated players in school history. Plainly put- he was a winner.”
Marty was named all-conference in both football and basketball as well as being named to the Southwest Times Record all-area team and Honorable mention All State in football. Marty continued his baseball career playing at Northeastern State University while obtaining his degree in Education.
Marty dedicated 20+ years to the students of Muldrow Public Schools. He wore many hats at our school. He was a coach, teacher, bus driver, and field supervisor. Marty loved kids and had a way of making every single child feel important. He loved Super Kids Day and worked hard to make every year the best. Marty was known for his old-school music that played while the kids were in PE and for his ability to never meet a stranger. Marty took great pride in preparing the football field for Friday nights, and in 2010 the field was named Marty Rogers Field.
Marty married Amy in 1986 and they had 3 boys: Caleb, Josh, and Isaac. They were married for 24 years until Marty’s passing in September 2010.