Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Talent


Jessica Coody | Reporter, Host
Sooner Playbook, Sooner Sports Spotlight, SoonerSports.tv

Nobody covers the Sooners closer than Jessica Coody. A five-year industry veteran, Coody serves as the full-time lead reporter for Sooner Sports TV. While tirelessly covering every sport at the University, Coody contributes special features for each Sooner Sports TV broadcast. Additionally, Coody hosts all Sooner football preseason and spring game coverage as well as serving as the host of Sooner Playbook and the spring editions of Sooner Sports Talk. On the air and on the web, Jessica Coody has the story.



Chad McKee | Host, Play-by-Play
Sooner Game Day, Sooner Sports Overtime, OU Football Press Conference

With 15 years of television and radio experience, Chad McKee joined the Sooner Sports TV family in the spring of 2011 as the play-by-play commentator for Oklahoma baseball and softball. A seasoned professional, McKee now works tirelessly to bring Sooner fans the football coverage they desire - serving as the pregame, postgame and weekly press conference host of all Sooner Sports TV football programming. Additionally, McKee's versatility is found in nearly every Sooner event from soccer and volleyball to gymnastics and basketball. Throughout the spring of 2013, McKee served as the host of the inaugural season of Rounding Third, bringing Sooner softball's national championship run to OU fans from the start.



Toby Rowland | Reporter, Host
Sooner Sports Spotlight, Sooner Sports Talk, OU Football Press Conference

The "Voice of the Sooners", Toby Rowland carries the play-by-play duties for all radio broadcasts of Sooner football, men's basketball and baseball. A two-time Emmy award winner, Rowland has a TV presence to match the voice. Every Tuesday and Thursday night, Rowland can be seen on Sooner Sports TV and heard on the air for Sooner Sports Talk and Coach's Corner. Additionally, Rowland serves alongside Chad McKee as the co-host of the OU Football Press Conference show.



Chris Plank | Host, Play-by-Play
Sooner Sports Spotlight, Coaches' Corner, OU Football Press Conference, Sooner Football Signing Day

Chris Plank continues his involvement with Sooner Sports TV as co-host for the new Sooner Sports Spotlight show and the ever-popular Sooner Football Signing Day special. A veteran radio broadcaster, Plank has long served as a sports talk host in the Tulsa area, and currently serves as the sideline reporter for all Sooner football radio broadcasts.


Ryan Broyles | Analyst, Co-Host
Sooner Game Day, The Huddle

An OU alum and former Detroit Lion, Ryan Broyles returns the sidelines and goes behind the desk to co-host Sooner Game Day with Chad McKee each Saturday prior to OU football games. The former NCAA leader in career receptions returns to his alma mater five years after ending his collegiate career with 349 catches and 4,586 yards (45 touchdowns). The two-time All-American will also appear on the network's newest show in 2016, The Huddle, alongside Toby Rowland and another former Sooner Ty Darlington.



Ty Darlington | Analyst, Co-Host
Sooner Game Day, The Huddle

One of the most decorated Sooners, on and off the field, Ty Darlington joins the Sooner Sports Network to co-host its newest show in 2016, The Huddle, alongside Toby Rowland and Ryan Broyles. While earning All-America honors in the trenches for the Sooners and in the classroom, Darlington finished his collegiate career with the program's first appearance in the College Football Playoff. In addition, the Apopka, Fla., native was awarded the Wuerffel and Campbell Trophies for the 2015 season.



Dean Blevins | Host
Sooner Football with Bob Stoops

Dean Blevins' history with Oklahoma dates back to 1974 when he lettered four seasons under head coach Barry Switzer in addition to earning a second letter in basketball. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Blevins brings nearly thirty years of broadcasting experience to the Sooner Sports TV family. Having hosted Coach Bob Stoops' weekly review show for nearly a decade, the former quarterback continues to bring Sooner fans closer to the game every Sunday.



Teddy Lehman | Co-Host
Coaches' Corner

A native Oklahoman, Teddy Lehman's stellar career at Oklahoma made him a two-time All-American in addition to Dick Butkus and Chuck Bednarik awards in 2003. A member of the 2000 National Championship squad, Lehman made stops in the NFL with the Lions, Buccaneers, Bills and Jaguars. Despite hanging up his cleats, Lehman has yet to truly retire from the game, serving as a sports radio broadcaster in Oklahoma. Lehman continues to bring his talents to Sooner Sports TV as a co-host of Coach's Corner.


Tim Lashar | Analyst, Co-Host
Sooner Game Day

The Most Valuable Player of the 1985 national championship Sooners, Tim Lashar has appeared on the network most recently on Sooner Playbook. Now, he can be found contributing to Saturday's pregame show, Sooner Game Day. After earning a degree in Journalism from Oklahoma, Lashar's NFL career preceded his start in broadcasting in the Oklahoma radio market.



Merv Johnson | Contributor
Sooner Game Day, The Huddle

A legend amongst the Oklahoma football program, Merv Johnson serves Sooner Sports TV as a contributor during Sooner Game Day each Saturday. A member of the Oklahoma family since 1979, Johnson coached collegiate football for 38 years, helping to produce 19 All-Americans and four national titles before his retirement. Remaining in Norman, he has served alongside Bob Barry and Toby Rowland as the lead color analyst for Sooner football radio broadcasts.



Bob Carpenter | Host
Sooner Football with Bob Stoops

A pioneer in sports broadcasting, Bob Carpenter continues to cover Oklahoma basketball with Sooner Sports TV. A veteran play-by-play announcer, Carpenter's storied career has taken him all over the professional baseball scene, dating back to 1986. Bringing a distinct voice and guaranteed enthusiasm, Oklahoma fans are able to enjoy Carpenter's company as Sooner basketball continues to rise on Sooner Sports TV.



Dan Hughes | Analyst
Sooner Basketball

With a life-long commitment to the game, Coach Dan Hughes swaps sidelines from the bench to the broadcast booth for Oklahoma women's basketball. As general manager and head coach of the San Antonio Silver Spurs, Hughes brings unmatched knowledge to the Sooner Sports TV broadcast team. From back-door cuts to in-bound plays, few can provide the insight into the game like Coach Hughes.


Brenda VanLengen | Analyst
Sooner Basketball

Brenda VanLengen joined the SoonerSports Broadcast crew with 20 years of experience in calling games on ESPN, FOX Sports, CBS College Sports, SEC Network, Big Ten Network and many regional networks. VanLengen is the lead analyst on the Big 12 Conference women’s basketball package and was a two-time Academic All-American basketball player from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in her playing days.



Billy Tubbs | Analyst
Sooner Basketball

A walking legend, former Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs continues his involvement with Sooner hoops as an analyst with Sooner Sports TV. After 14 seasons at the helm of the men's basketball program, Coach Tubbs' insight and bright spirit bring an unparalleled personality to Sooner fans. There's no better coach to break down the X's & O's... but truthfully, he'd rather you just shoot the ball.



Bill Doleman | Play-by-Play
Sooner Baseball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Volleyball

A former Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year, Bill Doleman joined the Sooner Sports Network in 2014 and has over 25 years of experience in radio and television. The versatile play-by-play announcer can be heard on a number of OU athletics events, including baseball, basketball, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Most recently, the Nebraska native added to his impressive career by working with NBC Sports at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In addition to working with Comcast Sports Net Houston, Bill also has experience in college athletics working at HuskerVision and at the Mountain West Sports Network.



Bart Conner | Analyst
Sooner Basketball

A staple in both the gymnastics and broadcasting industry, Bart Conner brings a lifetime of gymnastics experience to Sooner Sports TV. While earning a degree in Journalism at Oklahoma, Conner helped the Sooners claim their first two national titles while garnering fourteen All-American honors. After winning a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics, Conner continues to stay involved in Oklahoma gymnastics as the lead play-by-play announcer, capping a golden cast of Sooner Sports TV talent.



Megan McDonald | Analyst
Feature Reporter

New to Norman, Okla. in 2016, Megan McDonald can be seen on various sidelines and online at SoonerSports.TV bringing OU fans exciting insight into their favorite players and teams. Prior to coming to the Sooner State, McDonald, a four-year letterwinner in women's gymnastics at Iowa State, walked the sidelines for the Western Athletic Conference Network. McDonald got started in broadcast at her alma mater with Cylcones.TV after concluding her gymnastics' career in 2014.


Laura Alford | Analyst
Sooner Volleyball

Laura Alford joined the Sooner Sports TV team in 2014 as the lead analyst for Sooner volleyball. Having competed in the 1988 volleyball national championship, Alford not only has the experience as a former player, but also as a head coach. A former collegiate coach at the University of Cincinnati, Alford's passion for the game has never quivered as she brings Sooner fans insight from between the lines and on the bench.


Jake Dalton | Analyst
Men's Gymnastics

A special addition prior to the 2014 gymnastics season, Olympian Jake Dalton returns to the Sooner Sports TV team after his most recent competition for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. As a member of past Sooner squads, Dalton claimed three individual National Championships (all-around, floor and vault) and 13 All-America honors before joining Team USA in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. While continuing his training in Norman, Dalton brings Oklahoma fans insight from one of the most popular gymnasts in the country.


George Frazier | Analyst
Sooner Baseball

One of the most seasoned veterans in the business, George Frazier has been calling games for his alma mater since 2013. The former Sooner hurler brings 19 years and over 1,800 games of broadcasting experience during his time with the Colorado Rockies and Root Sports. After 10 years of pitching with five Major League teams, Frazier's broadcasting career began in 1988 as an analyst covering Big Eight Conference men's and women's baskeball. For the Sooners, Frazier helped OU make two College World Series appearances in 1975 and 1976. His pro career was highlighted by winning a World Series ring with the Minnesota Twins in 1987.


Kelly Garrison-Funderburk | Analyst
Women's Gymnastics

One of the most decorated gymnasts in Oklahoma history, Kelly Garrison-Funderburk rejoins the Sooner Sports TV team for the second season in a row. With an Oklahoma career that brought home seven All-America honors and four NCAA championships, Garrison-Funderburk highlighted a stellar career as a member of the 1988 Olympic team. Today, Garrison-Funderburk is calling the highlights of Oklahoma's finest competitors. A true treat for Oklahoma fans, Sooner Sports TV is happy to have landed a 10.0 with the inclusion of Garrison-Funderburk to the team.


Paul Lockwood | Analyst
Sooner Tennis

A native Oklahoman, Sooner letterwinner and Hall of Fame Coach, Paul Lockwood has an impressive resume in the sport of collegiate tennis that is well known around the country. After winning four Big Eight titles as a Sooner captain in the mid 70's, Lockwood returned to his alma mater to coach for over 20 years and helped OU dominate the Big Eight and Big 12 with over 20 conference titles. Since retiring with over 300 victories, Lockwood stays immersed in the program and brings his knowledge of the game and passion for the Sooner programs into the broadcast booth at the Headington Family Tennis Center.


Molly Richey | Analyst
Sooner Soccer

A former walk-on turned senior captain for the Sooner soccer team, Molly Richey returns to the OU Soccer Complex as an analyst for the network in 2016. A three-time All-Big 12 Academic first team member, Richey brings her insight to the booth after leading the Sooners back to the NCAA Tournament in 2014, when the program hosted its first postseason game.


Jack Spates | Analyst
Sooner Wrestling

Few universities can boast legendary coaches across numerous sports, but Oklahoma is one of those schools. Coach Jack Spates began his tenure as the head skipper for Sooner wrestling in 1993, and built a program that consistently finished in the top 10 nationally. Since his retirement in 2011, Spates has continued to bring his highly energetic personality to McCasland Field House for each meet as the lead analyst for Sooner Sports TV. With his wealth of knowledge, coach Spates continues to add to the depth of Oklahoma's strong tradition beyond measure


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