Special Announcements

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  • Philosophy

  • Coaching is a privilege. To be in a position to influence young athletes at such a formative time in their lives is a tremendous responsibility. Our coaches are committed to providing athletes with every opportunity to improve their basketball skills while at the same time creating an environment that allows each individual to attain their greatest potential both as a player and as a person.

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  • Mission

  • Oklahoma Swish's mission is to help athletes play basketball at a competitive level by developing fundamentally sound basketball players. Fundamentals will be the building blocks for both individual and team success.

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  • Goals

  • 1. Instill self respect, confidence, commitment by empowering these young athletes with hopes they develop into leaders of our community both on and off the court. 2. Players at every level will demonstrate continued improvement over time by enabling our teams to compete at local and regional levels.

  • OK Swish Basketball

  • Developing Athletes Since 2011

OKSwish Program


Love is playing every game as if it's your last.
Michael Jordan

Philosophy

Coaching is a privilege. To be in a position to influence young athletes at such a formative time in their lives is a tremendous responsibility. Our coaches are committed to providing athletes with every opportunity to improve their basketball skills while at the same time creating an environment that allows each individual to attain their greatest potential both as a player and as a person.

Core Areas of Focus

By focusing on our five core areas, we have built a solid infrastructure for developing young athletes.

Fundamentals

- Fundamentals are the foundation for both individual and team success. Players who concentrate on the little things get better little by little. Weekly skills sessions will be offered focusing on fundamental skills needed to be successful.

Communication

- Coaches will establish an honest and open relationship with both players and parents. Players and parents will receive frequent feedback on the development of each individual.

Respect

- Players should respect themselves, their teammates, their coaches and the Game at all times. Players should be willing to accept discipline in order for them to become better players.

teaching

- Our goal is to teach each individual player how to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Each coach's goal is to take a collection of individuals and turn them into a TEAM.

Practice

- It is imperative for each player to attend all scheduled practices and games in order to achieve both individual and team success.

Team Success

Our program is built on the TEAM concept. Individual goals will be achieved through TEAM success. Our teams will be built on physical preparation and aggressiveness.

Offense

- Swish teams play an up-tempo style placing constant pressure on the defense. Our goal is to shoot lay-ups first followed by free throws and then 3pt shots. We will utilize an attacking penetrating style to accomplish this goal. We do not focus on running plays rather teaching players How to Play.

Defense

- Swish teams are known for their relentless baseline to baseline pressure defense. Our goal is to constantly make the opposing team feel uncomfortable. We will change defensive looks regularly to accomplish this goal. Everything we do will be based on out working our opponent.

Our Coaches

Robert Foreman

Robert Foreman

Robert Foreman is the Founder and current Director of Oklahoma Swish Basketball. Prior to starting the Swish basketball organization Foreman served as the head girl's basketball coach at Mustang High School from 2009-2011. Foreman served as the head boy's basketball coach at Westmoore High School from 2000-2009 and Chickasha High School from 1998-2000.

Foreman graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest, IL, in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He holds two master's degrees, one from the University of Central Oklahoma in History Education and the other from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Secondary Administration. Foreman lettered two times as a guard at Barat and served as team captain his two years there. He played two years at Saint Mary of the Plains College before transferring to Barat.

Before entering the high school ranks, Foreman began his coaching career as an assistant at Barat from 1994-1995. From 1995-1997 he served as an assistant to legendary coach Dan Hays at Oklahoma Christian University. Foreman then served one year as an assistant at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where the Drovers earned their first ever Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Championship.

Foreman currently serves as the Freshman Academy Principal at Mustang High School.

Robert and his wife Shannon have two daughters, Ellise and Lunden.

Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is the current Director of Coaching for Oklahoma Swish Basketball. Fitzgerald has been with the Swish since it's inception in 2011.

Fitzgerald graduated from Moore High School in 1991 where he played on the state runner-up basketball team as a point guard. Fitzgerald graduated from Mid-America University in 1995 with a bachelors degree in social studies education. Fitzgerald was a 3 year starter at guard and was elected team captain. In 1995 Fitzgerald earned all region and all conference honors and was named the conference defensive player of the year. Fitzgerald earned a masters degree in secondary administration from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000.

Fitzgerald began his coaching career at Bethany Public Schools where he coached both middle school and high school football and basketball for 3 years. Fitzgerald then moved to Moore Highland East Junior High where he coached football and basketball. Fitzgerald has served as an administrator for Moore Public Schools since 2002. He currently serves as the Moore Public Schools District Athletic Director.

Brian and his wife Lori have two children, Kelsi and Brice.

Jay Niehues

Jay Niehues is the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK. Before Redlands, Niehues led the USAO Drovers women's basketball program from 2001-2008. Niehues collected 50 wins faster than any other coach in the programs three decade history. In his second season at USAO, Niehues finished with a 23-14 record and the Drovers first appearance in the NAIA tournament. The next season also ended with a Final Four appearance and 20-win season, a first in the program's history.

Niehues started his coaching career at his alma mater Southern Nazarene University. In his five seasons as a women's assistant coach, the Crimson Storm posted a 121-22 record and won two national championships.

A two-time all-conference player at SNU, Niehues was a three-year starter and is eighth in career scoring. Niehues graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from SNU in 1990 and received his master's degree in education from SNU in 1997. He has also played four years of professional basketball in France and Brazil, as well as two years as a member of the Conoco Oilers exhibition team.

Niehues and his wife Christy, a member of SNU's 1989 national championship team, have three daughters, Abby, Grace and Kate.

Marissa Murphy

Marissa is from Watertown, MN, but moved to Oklahoma in 2018. She was Ms. Basketball of MN in 2012, and still holds the state record for career three-pointers.

She went to Creighton University where she went to the NCAA tournament twice, was Freshman of the Year and All-Conference in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2013, Big East Player of the Year in 2014, All-American Honorable Mention in 2014, & Big East All-Conference in 2014, 2015, 2017 (redshirt 2016). She completed her career at Creighton 4th in scoring & 2nd in assists. Marissa went on and played on year professionally in 1st division DBBL in Goettingen, Germany.

Marissa studied Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and received her Masters in Organizational Leadership. She is a Marketing Coordinator at Tinker for the 76th Software Engineering Group.

OKSwish club alumni


Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali

Alumni

Abby Niehues

Abby Niehues, 2017 OK Swish

Forward at SNU - Mustang High School
Charissa Price

Charissa Price, 2017 OK Swish

Guard at OBU - Carl Albert High School
Macy Gore

Macy Gore, 2019 OK Swish

Oral Roberts University - Seiling High School
Karly Gore

Karly Gore, 2019 OK Swish

Oral Roberts University - Seiling High School
Ginger Reece

Ginger Reece, 2019 OK Swish

University of Arkansas - Lawton High School
Ellise Foreman

Ellise Foreman, 2019 OK Swish

Oral Roberts University - Mustang High School (Soccer)
Olivia Curtis

Olivia Curtis, 2019 OK Swish

University of Oklahoma - Christian Heritage (Volleyball)
Kelsi Fitzgerald

Kelsi Fitzgerald, 2019 OK Swish

Oklahoma City University - Moore High School
Cur'Tiera Haywood

Cur'Tiera Haywood, 2019 OK Swish

Quinnipiac University - Mustang High School
Grace and Kristen

Grace Niehues (left)
Kristen Murcer (right), 2019 OK Swish

Redlands Community College - Mustang High School Redlands Community College - Westmoore High School
Grace and Kristen

Turner Mattingly, 2019 OK Swish

Baker University, KS - Norman High School
Grace and Kristen

Allie Lance, 2019 OK Swish

Mid America Christian University - Pauls Valley High School
Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams, 2020 OK Swish

Southwest Baptist University - Moore High School
Tyauna Vaught

Tyauna Vaught, 2020 OK Swish

University of Arkansas Fort Smith - Moore High School
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OKSwish registration


The difference between the impossible and the possbile lies in a man's determination
Tommy Lasorda

Registration Process

Step 1

Submit Yearly Registrant Information

Complete Online Yearly Registration
  • Complete the yearly registration packet
  • Submit $80.00 payment for registration dues

Step 2

Season Signup

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  • $475.00 Fall/Winter Session
  • $475.00 Spring/Summer Session

Additional Info

Questions / Contact

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Oklahoma Swish Basketball

lorifitzgerald@okswish.com
  • Please Note the following:

  • Yearly registration is Aug 15 - Aug 14
  • Yearly registration fee is $80.00
  • Fall/Winter Session registration fee is $475.00
  • Spring/Summer Session registration fee is $475.00
  • *No Yearly or Session refunds will be issued if your player quits during a session

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Our Sponsors

The Oklahoma Swish would like to thank our sponsors for proudly supporting the development of young basketball players. Their generosity and kindness is greatly appreciated .

The following businesses are proud sponsors of the Oklahoma Swish basketball program.