Welcome to the Bryan County Patriot
We’re glad you took the time to stop by and hope that you’ll make it a regular visit. The site was started in 2017 and covers Bryan County, Oklahoma, through news, pictures, features and other stories. We always want to take a positive approach, and at the same time know that news is not always positive.
Your feedback is always appreciated, so feel free to comment on our articles, posts and features. And let us know what is going on in your area of Bryan County.
The BCP Staff:
Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for the Patriot. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again in 2015 and 2016. He has also done play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video and high school sports for Mix96.1 and the Southeastern Sports Network in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network.
Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University (1993) and Oklahoma State University(2012). He completed his second bachelor’s degree, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition.
Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network.
He also coached high school girls and boys basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.
Joey is married to the love of his life, Jodi, and celebrated 24 years of marriage in October 2017. They have five beautiful children: Jacelyn, Jenna, Jayla, Jolie and Jake; and one granddaughter: Jayleigh.
Jacelyn lives and works in Durant, Jenna is a junior at OCU and is a two-time national champion with the Pom Squad, Jayla is 13 years old and Jolie and Jake are both 10 years old.
Joey also owns OklahomaSports.Net and teaches the journalism classes at Durant High School.