Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Athletic Hall of Fame

Brad Lenaburg - 2006

Lenaburg, of Cordell, arrived at SWOSU under a split scholarship for basketball and baseball. However, it was later as a baseball pitcher for the Bulldogs where he achieved his biggest fame. At 6-5, Lenaburg was a powerful right-handed hurler who went 10-2 in his senior year on the hill. He pitched a one-hit shutout against conference champion Southeastern Oklahoma State that featured former Major League all-star Brett Butler on their team. His efforts were recognized by the professional scouts as the Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the 32nd round of the player draft in 1981. Lenaburg played two years of minor leagues baseball before retiring. He then turned his attention to coaching high school athletics where he has taught at a handful of Oklahoma schools before going to Florida and teaching there for 17 years.