Coach Jim Keith joined his Savior in heaven on Monday, December 5 after a battle with stomach cancer. Oklahoma’s legendary girl’s high school basketball coach now shares in the joys of heaven with his beloved wife, Jorene. The joy Keith shares with Jorene eases the sadness felt by so many.
Based on Keith’s early coaching career in Western Oklahoma, the movie Believe in Me, remains the coach’s continuing life lesson for those who played for him or knew him. For those that did not, the movie highlights a man gifted as a coach but blessed as a caring friend. That is a very worthy legacy and one we celebrate in our goodbyes to a dear friend, and for Laura a wonderful coach.