Interestingly, last week when Sunny Golloway told Oklahoma Sooners AD Joe Castiglione that he had an offer from another school, no attempt was made to offer him a raise to convince him to stay. This comes off a very successful career at OU, where he led OU to the postseason almost every season. However, OU softball coach Patty Gasso not only got a raise this week, but is now making an impressive $350,000 a season.
That may not be close to the $650,000 that Golloway is getting from Auburn, but it is over $100,000 more than he was getting paid to coach the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team.
Patty Gasso deserves the money.
One thing that Sunny Golloway complained about when he left the Sooners was that fans didn’t come out in large numbers to support the Oklahoma baseball team, meaning that OU had no great home field advantage, but when they went on the road they had to overcome teams with large crowd support.
However, Gasso quietly goes about coaching the women’s softball team, and without complaining about attendance numbers, has now led the Sooners softball team to their second national championship since 2000. Patty Gasso makes no excuses for her team and just wins every year, despite the challenges.
Patty Gasso deserves her raise because she remains a winner. And she does it with a smile on her face. Lets hope whoever replaces Sunny Golloway follows suit.