Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach, Quarterbacks
Lincoln Riley
One of the brightest young coaches in college football, Lincoln Riley was named OU's 22nd head coach on June 7, 2017, after serving two seasons as the Sooners' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.   FULL BIO
Defensive Coordinator
Alex Grinch
A three-time nominee and 2017 semifinalist for the Broyles Award, Grinch is regarded as one of the game's best young defensive minds.   FULL BIO
Assistant Head Coach
Ruffin McNeill
Named Oklahoma's assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach on June 14, 2017.   FULL BIO
Assistant Head Coach for Offense, Tight Ends and H-Backs
Shane Beamer
Hired at Oklahoma in January 2018 after serving the 2016 and '17 seasons as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Georgia.   FULL BIO
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Inside Receivers
Cale Gundy
Concluded his third season coaching inside receivers and first as co-offensive coordinator in 2017 after a successful 16-year stint as OU's running backs coach.   FULL BIO
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Bill Bedenbaugh
Has established himself as one of the nation's top developers of offensive line talent since joining the Sooners in 2013.   FULL BIO
Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs
Jay Boulware
Wrapped up third year coaching running backs and fullbacks in 2017 and fifth as special teams coordinator.   FULL BIO
Outside Receivers
Dennis Simmons
Named Oklahoma's outside receivers coach on Feb. 9, 2015, Simmons wrapped up his third season in Norman in 2017.   FULL BIO
Defensive Line
Calvin Thibodeaux
Former OU All-Big 12 defensive end Calvin Thibodeaux was announced as the program's defensive line coach on Feb. 24, 2016.   FULL BIO
Inside Linebackers
Brian Odom
Inside linebackers coach Brian Odom is an Oklahoma native and was a member of the Sooners' 2000 national championship team.   FULL BIO
Roy Manning
Roy Manning
Director of Sports Performance
Bennie Wylie
Bennie Wylie was announced as Oklahoma's director of sports performance for football on Jan. 16, 2018.   FULL BIO
Director of Operations
Clarke Stroud
Clarke Stroud started as the Sooners' director of football operations in July after serving as OU vice president for student affairs and dean of students since 2000.   FULL BIO