College of Education and Professional Studies

Mr. Jeff McKibbin


Phone: (405) 974-2959

Office: WAH 15

Box: 189


  • Masters of Education, University of Central Oklahoma, 1978
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Education, University of Central Oklahoma, 1977

General Information

I have been here at the University of Central Oklahoma since 1980. My first position was the Head Athletic Trainer for 23 sports. In 1991, I was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in charge of facilities while retaining my title as Head Athletic Trainer. Then in 2003, I became the University’s first Associate Athletic Director for Athletics taking on the duties of day to day operations for the University of Central Oklahoma Athletic Department. Throughout that time I assisted the move from NAIA to NCAA sport affiliation, Title IX Compliance review, adding the sport of Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Soccer and Women’s Golf. In addition, assisted the planning and renovation of Wantland Stadium and was the athletic authority on the final punch list for the completion of the first phase. I was fortunate enough to experience 1 Football National Championship (1982), 13 Wrestling National Championships (81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 92, 94, 95, 02 & 03) as well as many other playoff and regular season milestones. During my tenure to this point I had always taught as an adjunct instructor and in 2004 after 17 years of pursuing the inception of an athletic training curriculum, I was offered the position, Graduate Athletic Training Education Program Director. After accepting this position, it was July of 2008 that the first class of the new graduate curriculum met.


  • 2011 National Athletic Trainers Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award
  • 2011 Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame Award
  • 2010 University Central Oklahoma 30 year Service Award
  • 2009 National Athletic Trainers Association 25 Year Award
  • 2009 College of Education and Professional Studies 5 Year Award
  • 2005 University of Central Oklahoma 25 Year Service Award
  • 2006 Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Lone Star Conference Distinguished Service Award
  • 2003 National Collegiate Athletic Association Title IX Certificate
  • 1999 College Athletic Trainers Society Outstanding Service Award
  • 1998 New Horizons Beginning PowerPoint Completion Certificate
  • 1998 New Horizons Immediate Word 97 Completion Certificate
  • 1996 Oklahoma Athletic Trainer of the Year
  • 1995 Selected to staff of the United States Olympic Festival
  • 1994 United States Olympic Training Volunteer
  • 1983 Outstanding Young Men of America Award
  • 1976 University of Central Oklahoma Athletic Letter Award (Student Athletic Trainer)
  • 1970 American Legion Oklahoma Boys State Delegate Selection