Broken Arrow Public Schools athletic director leaving for new position


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Broken Arrow Public Schools announced Wednesday that the district's executive director of athletics, Darren Melton, is leaving for a new position. 

Melton, who came to Broken Arrow in 2019 as associate director of athletics, has been named as the new superintendent of Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa.

Melton became the executive director of athletics in 2021. He had previously served Lincoln Christian School as its head football coach and athletic director for 17 years.

A certified athletic administrator, Melton has served on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Assn. and the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Assn. 

After serving as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator for 34 years, Melton felt tugged at the opportunity to serve as a school superintendent.

“The thought of a new challenge is exciting,” Melton said Wednesday in a statement from BAPS. “As difficult as it is to leave Broken Arrow, we feel called to go back and make a difference at Lincoln. 

"What I look forward to the most is working alongside the leadership there to find the best ways to serve the staff and families. The place has given our family more than we can ever repay so I look forward to this next season of life with much gratitude and anticipation.”

“We appreciate all that Darren has meant to our school community over the past four years and the integrity by which he has led our athletic department,” Dunn said Wednesday. “He has committed his entire professional career to pouring into the lives of young people, coaches, and families through athletics, and we wish him the very best as he transitions into this new leadership role.”

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