OU baseball promotes pitching coach to head man
NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) —
OU baseball has a new head man.
University of Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione announced June 19 that Skip Johnson will be the Sooners' 10th head baseball coach.
Johnson was the Sooners' pitching coach last season has previously served an assistant and associated head coach at the University of Texas.
"Once our search got underway last week, we spoke to many people throughout the youth, college and professional baseball worlds about the candidates we were considering, and the information gleaned from those conversations further validated our belief that Skip is the right and the best choice for our program now and going forward," Castiglione said.
Under Johnson's watch last season the Sooners surrendered the least amount of home runs in the Big 12 and combined for the fourth highest strikeout total. The Sooners also reached the post season for the first time since 2013.
He has seen 32 former pitchers selected in the MLB Draft. Just a week ago it was announced that Pete Hughes had resigned as head coach of the Sooners.