In a school that has names like Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer as former head coaches, the fact that Bob Stoops is about to become the Oklahoma Sooners winningest coach should tell you all you need to know. Ever since he came on campus, and won a national championship in his second season, OU has always rewarded him for his success.
It happened again on Sept. 19 when the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved another two-year extension to the contract of Bob Stoops, keeping him under contract with OU until 2020.
That will keep Stoops under contract with OU until he is 59, at which point all signs indicate he will retire. Stoops has long said that he doesn’t want to coach his entire life, and honestly, he is still coaching past when he originally said he would consider retiring.
He is in his 15th year as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners and has a career record of 152-37. He only needs six more wins to surpass Barry Switzer as the winningest head coach in Sooners’ history, and that will come later this season. If he does stick around until his contract ends, he will pass Bennie Owen for longest tenured OU head coach as well at 22 years.
The extension offers no raises for Stoops, although he already receives annual stay bonuses and his salary was already scheduled to bump to $5,15 million in 2016.