PHS Alumni Honor Roll Member
Allen “Scott” Chenoweth
Class of 1986
Scott Chenoweth, who participated in football, wrestling, and baseball for the Maroons, won the Junior National Freestyle Champtionship at 178 pounds in 1986 and went on to become a champion college wrestler and PHS coach whose teams won many tournaments. At PHS, Scott was a three-time state wrestling champion in 1984, 1985, and 1986 and a member of state wrestling championship teams in 1984 and 1986. He was named the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Athlete of the Year in 1986.
On the University of Nebraska wrestling team, he was an NCAA All-American in 1989, 1990, and 1991 and was named team captain his junior and senior seasons. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication.
After college, Scott returned to Perry to help with the Maroon wrestling program. In August of 1995, he was hired as Perry High School’s head wrestling coach. From 1995 to 2005, Scott was employed as a Social Studies teacher, Junior High football coach and head wrestling coach. In 2005, Scott completed a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. In 2005, he began duties as Assistant Principal for Perry Mid High/High School and continued as the head wrestling coach. In 2009, Scott’s role changed to Athletic Director and Transportation Director, while continuing as head wrestling coach.
During the 15 years Scott has served as the Perry High School Head Wrestling Coach, the Maroons have won 11 state tournament championships, finished three times as the state runner-up, and had one third place finish. The Maroons have obtained 10 Dual State Championship titles and three Dual State Runner-Up finishes. They have been named Academic State Champions four times. Scott has coached 41 individual state champions, 153 state qualifiers, and 20 All-State wrestlers.
His honors have included being named the Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Coach of the Year 11 times, the National Wrestling Coaches Association Region 6 Coach of the Year in 2009, as well as National Coach of the Year Finalist. Also in 2009, he was a National High School Athletic Coaches Association Finalist for Coach of the Year.
Scott has served as the Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Vice-President, President, and now serves as the Executive Secretary. He is also the Oklahoma State Representative for the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He also has a 15 year involvement with U.S.A. Oklahoma Wrestling and has coached several cadet/junior national freestyle dual and tournament teams. In 2008 and 2010, Scott was selected to coach the FILA Junior World Teams. The 2008 world championships were held in Istanbul, Turkey, and the 2010 were held in Budapest, Hungary.
Chenoweth and his wife, Sage Terronez Chenoweth, have two children, Sebastian and Savannah.