OAB Hall of Fame
There's been no bigger sports fan in Oklahoma than Bill Teegins. His broadcasting career reflected his love for the games through the eyes and voice of a true fan.
Bill began in broadcasting while attending college and doing radio play-by-play for the Tulsa University baseball games. In 1975, he landed a news anchor position in Amarillo, Texas, and later became the sports director. In 1981, he returned to Tulsa with KOTV and started to make his mark on the Oklahoma Sports scene. Six years later he joined KWTV in Oklahoma City as Sports director. In 1991, although his play-by-play experience was limited Oklahoma State University hired Bill to do their football and basketball broadcasts. Thus began a nine year love affair between Teegin's and OSU Cowboy fans. His HE GOT IT and Oh, Brother! became his trademarks. Often his broadcasts would reflect the pangs of losing a football game or the highs of winning a basketball program.
Throughout his career, Bill Teegins exhibited professionalism envied by many. He worked with a former competitor and hosted a University of Oklahoma coaches’ show. It was his job. As once reported, “When he calls OSU game,s he's an OSU fan. When he's on Channel 9, he's a reporter, and having an OU graduate athlete as a sidekick helped blur the lines.”
Teegins was a seven-time winner of the Oklahoman Sportscaster of The Year and, in 2001, was inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
On January 27, 2001, Teegins lost his life in a fatal plane crash while returning from a basketball game at the University of Colorado.
Bill Teegins represented all that is good about broadcasting. He was a gentleman loved and admired by all who came into contact with him. A warm, friendly, gracious and open individual, Bill loved what he was doing and the people he was doing it for.