|Position:||Director of Operations|
Phone No.: (405) 325-8354
Ryan Gaines enters his 14th season as OU baseball's coordinator of baseball operations in 2019. Gaines completed his first season on the staff in 2006 after returning to OU on August 1, 2005.
Gaines is responsible for the day-to-day operations off the fi eld, including team travel, serving as a liaison with the training room, equipment room, media relations, strength and conditioning, athletics administration and Home Run Club. He is also the camp director for the Oklahoma Baseball Camp.
The Harrah, Okla., native worked as a student trainer for the University of Oklahoma baseball and football teams from the fall of 1991 to spring of 1995.
In addition, he was the team trainer for the Peninsula Oilers baseball team in Kenai, Alaska, for three years, including the 1993 and 1994 seasons when the Oilers won back-to-back NBC World Series championships.
In 1996, he landed at Oral Roberts University where he served as the baseball team's administrative assistant in 1996 and 1997. Prior to his stint in Norman, he worked in the sporting goods industry as a successful team salesman from August of 1997 to July of 2005.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Gaines received his bachelor's degree in health and sports science in 1996.
Gaines and his wife, Kate, who also works for the athletics department as an administrative assistant for women's basketball, have two children, Hannah (16) and Gabe (12).