The Norman Transcript

November 5, 2013

Sooner pitching coach resigns

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma baseball coach Pete Hughes announced Tuesday evening that pitching coach Jack Giese has resigned.

“I appreciate the positive contributions that Jack made to the Oklahoma baseball program over the past two seasons,” Hughes said in a statement. “On behalf of everyone associated with Oklahoma baseball, we wish Jack the very best going forward.”

Giese had been Oklahoma’s pitching coach since the 2012 season. He was retained after former coach Sunny Golloway left for Auburn in June and Hughes was hired.

In his two seasons at OU, Giese’s pitching staff totaled 1,054 strikeouts and averaged 8.02 per nine innings pitched. Nine OU pitchers have been selected in the last two MLB First Year Player Drafts, including Jonathan Gray taken in the first round third overall and Dillon Overton taken in the second round.

Hughes said there is no timetable for when he will hire a new pitching coach. The Sooners wrapped up fall practice in October and the 2014 season doesn’t begin until February.