Enid’s Steve Bloom: Coach of the Month Presented By Rick’s Pharmacy

The Enid Coach of the Month is Steve Bloom, the high school cross-country coach and elementary P.E. teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School. Bloom has been teaching and coaching in the Enid school system for 30 years.

During his time as a coach in Enid Bloom has served as an assistant track coach, head coach for seventh grade football, junior high girls’ basketball and wrestling and was the head volleyball coach at Enid high for four years. He has spent the last years as the head cross-country coach.

Bloom has coached several individual State Champions, including three-time champ Shasta Wofford, who also competed at Nationals during her senior season.

Bloom was a star in track during his time at Enid High School. He set the state record in 330-yard hurdles and was ranked third in the country by Track and Field Magazine in 1980. He went on to run for Oklahoma State for two years before moving home to work for his grandfather’s plumbing company, Clements Plumbing. When the oil field slowed down Steven went back to school at Phillips University to get his teaching degree.

One thing that’s extremely clear is that Bloom has a clear passion for coaching and teaching.

“I just really enjoy the involvement with kids, in the morning I get to go in and play games all day and it’s different every day, then in the afternoon I get to go up to the high school and coach so to me you couldn’t ask for a much better job,” said Bloom.