Lincoln Riley, one of college football’s most successful young coaches who won 85 percent of his games in five seasons at Oklahoma and led the Sooners to four Big 12 titles and four New Year’s Six bowls with three College Football Playoff appearances.
The 38-year-old Riley posted a 55-10 overall record in his five years (2017-21) at Oklahoma for an impressive .846 winning percentage. His Sooners were 37-7 (.841) in league play and won Big 12 championships in his first four years there as he became the first person to win outright Football Bowl Subdivision conference crowns in each of his first four seasons as a collegiate head coach. He set Oklahoma records for most victories in his first two (24), three (36) and four (45) seasons, breaking marks held by Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops.
After presiding over two of the most prolific offenses in OU history as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015 and 2016, Lincoln Riley took over the program’s head coaching reins on June 7, 2017, following the retirement of one of the most accomplished coaches of the last quarter century in Bob Stoops. OU’s 22nd head coach, all Riley has done in his first three years at the helm is lead the Sooners to their 11th, 12th and 13th Big 12 titles and to three College Football Playoff berths. He was also named the 2018 Co-Big 12 Coach of the Year.