B.A. Athletic Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees Introduced at Halftime of Union Game

Contributing Editor

As one would expect, the Broken Arrow Athletic Hall of Fame is filled with individuals who have distinguished themselves on various areas of sports. 
This year, for the first time, a new category was introduced to recognize an equally outstanding “Friend of Athletics.” 
That individual is Dusty Dilldine, a 1978 graduate who now serves as the district’s payroll director. No stranger to competition, he wrestled on the junior high team and was the kicker for Tiger football his senior season. But his fame comes in being one of Broken Arrow’s most loyal and vocal fans, an active booster as a Pride and cheer parent and treasurer for his BA alumni class. 
Joining him as one of six 2020 HOF honorees are Ken Ellett, Shawn Jones, Chuck Perry, McKenzie (Adams) Mills and Matt Klimas.  
The Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled during the halftime of the B.A – Union game Sept. 5.

Ken Ellett 
Ellett, who is now retired, served as Director of Athletics for 29 years and is the man who created the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. As the “boss,” he oversaw 51 state championships (prior to Ellett’s arrival, Broken Arrow had won 11 state titles in 85 years of athletics), was named the 2009 Oklahoma Athletic Director of the Year and was Region 7’s top athletic director four times. 

Shawn Jones 
Know to many as “Mr. BA Wrestling,” Jones amassed a 148-30 dual record – the most wins in school history – during his 14 seasons at the helm of the Tiger program. His teams won five team state championships and four dual state titles. Twenty-four of Jones’ wrestlers combined to win 37 individual state championships. In eight of his 14 seasons, his teams were ranked in the top 50 nationally.  

Chuck Perry 
Perry, the district’s associate superintendent of student services, was a standout soccer player for the Tigers from 1985 to 1987. He returned to his alma mater as a head coach in 1993 and led Broken Arrow to the school’s first state championship game and four Frontier Valley Conference titles. As a player, Perry led BA to the state semifinals as a junior and was team captain his senior season. He played college soccer at the University of Tulsa and was the squad’s defensive player of the year as a redshirt freshman.   
McKenzie (Adams) Mills 
One of Broken Arrow’s most accomplished athletes, Mills, a 2014 graduate, was a three-year starter in softball and four-year track standout. She was the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner and was named all-state as a senior in softball. She earned academic all-conference recognition three times and was twice named all-district in track. She went on to play softball at Wichita State University earning first team all-conference honors in 2017. 

Matt Klimas 
Klimas, a 2005 graduate, was a three-year letter winner in football but it was in baseball where he excelled as a Tiger, earning all-state and all-region honors his senior season. He was selected in the major league draft by the Kansas City Royals out of high school but choose to play for Texarkana College. During two seasons there, he was named NJCAA all-conference and all-region. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and played professional baseball in that organization for four years. He later coached at Thomas Jefferson Academy in Louisville, Ga. and was twice named Region Coach of the Year. In 2016 he coached the Jaguars to a Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state championship.