NORMAN – University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Monday that Lincoln Riley will join the Sooners as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Riley will come to Oklahoma from East Carolina where he held the same position with the Pirates for the past five seasons.
East Carolina ranked third in the nation in passing offense (371.9 yards per game) and was fifth in total offense (533.0 ypg.) in 2014. The Pirates also averaged 35.8 points per game this past season to rank second in the American Athletic Conference.
“Lincoln brings a fresh perspective to our program that I believe will help us maximize our potential offensively,” Stoops said. “He owns a consistent track record of implementing innovative offensive concepts during his career and has a history of developing productive offensive players. He has been mentored by a number of successful offensive coaches during his career, while developing his own unique offensive approach.
“Lincoln is also talented recruiter who I’m confident will help attract top-flight talent to the University of Oklahoma. Our student-athletes and our staff will benefit from his skills and passion for the game. We are excited that Lincoln and his family are joining the Sooners.”
Riley's units own the top five spots on ECU's single-season passing list. In addition, his squads hold the top four spots on the school's yearly total offense ledgers, including a record-breaking 6,929-yard season in 2014.
“My family and I are tremendously enthusiastic about the opportunity to join Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” Riley said. “Oklahoma is one of those programs you dream of working for as a coach, especially for a head coach as respected and as successful as Bob Stoops.