Carl Junction High School has named Doug Buckmaster as their new head
"I am excited to see where Coach Buckmaster will take the school's football
program," said Superintendent Phillip Cook. "He is a proven winner at the high
school and college level and he has experience in building programs. I can't wait
for football season to get started."
Buckmaster is a familiar name in area football. He is currently the Offensive
Coordinator at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma and
also serves as the College's Discipline Coordinator. Before going to NEO in the
summer of 2011, he was the head coach at Joplin High School from 2005-2010,
head coach at Carthage High School from 2003-2005, offensive coordinator at
NEO A&M from 2001-2003, passing game coordinator at Jenks (OK) in 2000,
head football at Riverton (KS) from 1995-2000.
"I am planning to implement an exciting multiple-offense that spreads the field
while striving for balance in both the running and passing games," said
Buckmaster. "This same aggressive philosophy will carry over to the defense,
allowing us to be a disruptive attack-type defense. Adding to this, a solid, well
executed kicking game will result in an exciting game for both players and fans.
Our teams will be extremely competitive."
During the spring semester, Buckmaster will try to be at Carl Junction High
School as much as possible to get to know the students and staff but he will still
need to fulfill his role at NEO through spring football and recruiting.
"I am very excited to get started at Carl Junction," said Buckmaster. "This is a
fantastic opportunity. My wife, Teresa, and I have lived in Carl Junction for the
past seven years so I am already familiar with the community. I look forward to
bringing a winning tradition home to CJ."
Buckmaster will also be in charge of the weights, strength, and conditioning
programs at Carl Junction High School.
Highlights of Coach Buckmaster's career include:
„h NEO A&M – 2012 SWFC Football Champions, ranked #9 in National
Junior College poll with a 9-2 record entering bowl game; 2002 SWFC
Football Champions, ranked #2 in National Junior College final poll, 12-1
„h Tri-State Air QB-WR Football Camp – co-owner since 1999
„h Tulsa Air QB-WR Football Camp – co-owner since 2007
„h Joplin High School – 2005-2010, first four seasons won more football
games than any four-year cycle in the past twenty years
„h Carthage High School – 2004-2005, fourteen wins in two seasons, most
wins in two-year cycle in the previous twelve years. 9-1 record in 2005
„h Jenks (OK) High School – 2000 Oklahoma 6-A Football State Champions
„h Riverton (KS) High School – 1999 District Champions, Kansas 3-A
Regional Playoffs; 1998 District Champions, Kansas 3-A Bi-District
Playoffs; 1997 District Champions, Kansas 3-A Regional Playoffs; 1995
District Champions, Kansas 3-A Semi-finalist Playoffs, Kansas Shrine
Bowl coaching staff; 1994 District Champions, Kansas 3-A Bi-District
Playoffs; 1993 Kansas 3-A Football State Champions; 1991 Kansas 4-A