Oklahoma special teams coach Bobby Jack Wright has called it a career. The long-time coaching veteran officially announced his retirement Tuesday morning, bringing an end to a coaching career that started in 1979 as an assistant coach at Texas A&M Kingsville.
“We all owe a debt of gratitude to him as a mentor who made me and the other members of our staff better,” Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said in a released statement. “Bobby Jack served as a trusted advisor who always provided me an honest assessment of our players and our program.
“More importantly, I can’t thank him enough for the role he played in the shaping the lives of so many young men who came through our program. To his core, Bobby Jack Wright defined what it means to be a football coach in so many ways.”
Wright served as an assistant at Oklahoma since 1999, when he joined the staff to coach defensive ends after a year away from the game. Wright coached the defensive ends from 1999 through 2004, at which point Stoops elevated Wright to the role of co-defensive coordinator. Wright held that title from 2005 through 2010 and has been coaching the special teams since 2011.