Athletic Hall of Fame

 

Congratulations to our three newest inductees into the Bishop Kelley Athletic Hall of Fame; Mark Chambers, Tom Kelley '73 and Joy Marie Soerries Galliart ’94. The ceremony was held on Sunday, January, 14, 2019 in the STC auditorium. Below you will find more information on these three inductees.

 

 

Mark Chambers began his career at Bishop Kelley in 1989 as a volunteer coach alongside Head Football Coach Ken Ramey. He joined the science faculty full-time the following year and began assisting baseball. In 1999, Mark was asked to serve as interim Athletic Director. Within a semester, the word “interim” was lifted and Mark was given the position permanently. In his twenty-five years at Bishop Kelley, 18 years were spent as a science teacher, 3 years as an assistant AD and 15 years as the Athletic Director. Half of Bishop Kelley’s state championship titles were won under his guidance and leadership. Mark currently is a five-state regional director for Varsity Brands. He and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter Bailey, who is a BK class of 2013 graduate.


Tom Kelley (formerly Tom O’Brien) ’73 was a three sport student-athlete during his time at Bishop Kelley. He was a letterman in cross country, basketball and baseball. As a junior, he ran with the 1971 3A state championship team, placing 6th individually and being the fastest underclassman at the competition. He was the first all-city basketball player to come from Bishop Kelley. He set school records for total points on average (20.4) and in season (504). After graduating in 1973, he would go on to play basketball and baseball at St. Gregory’s Junior College and St. Edward’s University. He recently retired from Williams Companies. Tom and his wife, Theresa, have eight children who graduated from Bishop Kelley: Brien ’97, Sean ’99, Katy ’03, Kim ’03, Tim ’06, Tommy ’08, Kristen ’10 and Claire ’13.


Joy Marie Soerries Galliart ’94 served Bishop Kelley athletics as both a player and a coach. She was part of the 1991 and 1992 state championship softball teams and served as an all-state player. She broke the record for runs scored by an individual in a single season. After graduating in 1994, she later returned to Bishop Kelley as Head Softball Coach. In those seven years, her team compiled 113 wins and took home three regional titles. In 2003, she was named the Metro Lakes Conference Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year. She was named the All-State Softball Coach in 2009 and coached three All-State Softball Players in her tenure at BK. She is currently the Head Softball Coach at Bixby High School. She and her husband, Todd, have two daughters.