By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MCPHERSON – With the high school basketball season soon to be going full speed ahead, we thought it would be fun to share some facts about the 82 years (since 1937) of McPherson Bullpup boys basketball success!!

DID YOU KNOW – The Bullpups have an overall winning percentage of 76.5% on a record of 1403 wins to go with 429 losses.

DID YOU KNOW – The winning percentage for the Bullpups goes up when you run just record on their home court as they have an all-time record of 751 wins and 148 losses which is good for a winning percentage of 83.5%!!

DID YOU KNOW – At the roundhouse the winning percentage overall for the Bullpups is 85.9% with 596 victories to just 98 losses.

DID YOU KNOW – The last time the Bullpups had a season record of less than 50% was in 1982-83.

DID YOU KNOW – In 82 years of basketball the Bullpups have had zero seasons where they lost more than they won on their home court!!

DID YOU KNOW – In 82 seasons the Bullpups have had only five head coaches, and that includes Harold Johnson who coached just one season.

DID YOU KNOW – The Bullpups first head coach was J. P. Randle and he coached 19 seasons, going 310-158 overall.

DID YOU KNOW – The Bullpups only coach with just one season on the bench was Harold Johnson and he finished his only season with a record of just 3-16.

DID YOU KNOW – The Bullpups next coach was Jay Frazier and led the Bullpups for 26 seasons, getting 409 victories with 160 losses while winning three State Championships.

DID YOU KNOW – The man to follow Frazier was Mike Henson and he guided the Bullpups for 12 seasons, finishing with an overall record of 250 wins to just 34 losses while winning four State Championships.

DID YOU KNOW – The current Bullpup head coach is Kurt Kinnamon and he has led the team now for 24 seasons in which he has had an amazing record of 485 wins to just 85 losses or a winning percentage of 85.0%. Kinnamon has also guided the Bullpups to six State Championships.

DID YOU KNOW – The Bullpups have appeared in the State Tournament 45 times.

DID YOU KNOW – Of those 45 appearances in the State Tournament, the Bullpups have finished as runner up 13 times – 1946, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2016, 2017, and 2018!

DID YOU KNOW – Of those 45 state tournament appearances, the Bullpups have won 13 State Championships – winning in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015! If you noticed the Bullpups have won the State Championship three years in a row twice – from 1972-1974 and 1990 – 1992.

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