Football Coaching Staff

Football Coaching Staff

Lincoln Riley

Lincoln Riley

Head Coach, Quarterbacks

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
 

Alex Grinch

Alex Grinch

Defensive Coordinator

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

Ruffin McNeill

Ruffin McNeill

Assistant Head Coach

Assistant Head Coach
Ruffin McNeill
Named Oklahoma's assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach on June 14, 2017.   FULL BIO

Shane Beamer

Shane Beamer

Assistant Head Coach for Offense, Tight Ends and H-Backs

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

Cale Gundy

Cale Gundy

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Inside Receivers

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

Bill Bedenbaugh

Bill Bedenbaugh

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

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

Jay Boulware

Jay Boulware

Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs

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

Dennis Simmons

Dennis Simmons

Outside Receivers

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

Calvin Thibodeaux

Calvin Thibodeaux

Defensive Line

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

Brian Odom

Brian Odom

Inside Linebackers

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

Cornerbacks

Cornerbacks
Roy Manning
Manning worked under defensive coordinator Alex Grinch at Washington State during the 2015-17 seasons when the Cougars orchestrated a major turnaround on that side of the ball.   FULL BIO

Bennie Wylie

Bennie Wylie

Director of Sports Performance

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

Clarke Stroud

Clarke Stroud

Director of Operations

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