After a month long search for a new head football coach, Enid Public Schools has named former offensive coordinator Cameron Conder the next head coach for the Enid Plainsmen. This news and search came after former head coach Rashaun Woods announced back in January that he would be leaving the program to be the next head coach at John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas.
Coach Conder has been coaching football for a long time. His coaching career dates all the way back to 1996 where he got his start at Phoenix Christian High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Conder went on to coach four state championships and six Division I quarterbacks and is one of 10 coaches in the country to be on the U.S. Army All American Bowl Selection Committee. Coach Conder has been with the Enid program since 2015 (outside of a very brief stint as head coach at Locust Grove Public Schools in 2019). Under Coach Woods, held a co-offensive coordinator role but was also the team’s quarterback coach. Conder saw first hand the turnaround that Coach Woods brought to the Enid football program and will look to continue the progress that was made.
The Enid Plainsmen are coming off one of their best seasons since 2010. The Plainsmen went 5-5 during the regular season and made their way past Edmond Memorial in the 1st round of the playoffs before their season came to an end in a loss to the eventual state champion Bixby Spartans. Coach Conder will not only be filling the shoes of a coach who brought a winning culture to Enid, but he will also be looking to replace two of the biggest names in Enid Plainsmen history on the field as Luke Rauh and Tykie Andrews will graduate this spring and will be off to play Division I football in the fall. But Conder seems to be up to the challenge as he said on social media, “This staff will be passionate about effort, passionate about character, and will work tirelessly to build a program the kids and parents cannot live without.”
Enid Athletic Director Billy Tipps said about the Conder hiring in a press release, “He is connected to our kids; he is always present, in the hallways, at events, he is fully invested in our school and our community. He has a vision to not only compete at the highest level in football but to also connect all the activities in our building.”
The Coach Conder era is officially underway in Enid, Oklahoma.