The Norman Transcript

Sports

July 10, 2013

OU baseball coach Hughes announces new coaching staff

NORMAN — There’s a new head coach, but Oklahoma’s baseball coach won’t be in complete flux next season.

OU coach Pete Hughes announced Tuesday he’s retaining pitching coach Jack Giese who will also handle recruiting duties. Director of baseball operations Ryan Gaines remains in the same capacity.

The addition to the staff is the hiring of former Nebraska coach Mike Anderson as an assistant coach.

“Mike is one of the most accomplished head coaches in the profession,” Hughes said in a statement. “He has recruited players to teams that have gone on to Omaha. He is truly a first class human being.”

Anderson coached the Huskers from 2003-11, winning two Big 12 regular season titles, the 2005 Big 12 tournament crown and achieving a College World Series berth in 2005. He has a 337-196-2 career record and was named the Big 12’s coach of the year in the 2003 and 2005.

Anderson was fired from Nebraska after the 2011 season. He was the head coach at Regis Jesuit High in Aurora, Colo., in 2013.

Giese returns for his for his third season at OU. Over his first two seasons, the pitching staff that has accumulated 1,054 strikeouts and an 8.02 strikeout-per-nine innings ratio over the past two seasons. OU’s also had nine pitchers drafted during Giese’s first two seasons.

“I am thrilled to continue the great lineage of pitchers that have come through Oklahoma by keeping Jack on staff,” Hughes said. “His track record speaks for itself on the recruiting trail. Jack is a valuable asset whom I felt was very important to keep on staff as a connection to the recruits we have coming in.”

Gaines returns for his ninth season on the OU baseball staff in the role of coordinator of baseball operations. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations off the field, including travel and liaison between the athletic training, equipment, media relations and strength and conditioning staffs. Gaines also serves as the director for the Oklahoma Baseball Camp.

“Nobody has a better firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of OU athletics and the baseball program,” Hughes said of Gaines. “Ryan will be a valuable asset over a period of transition for our staff.”

John Shinn

Follow me @john_shinn

jshinn@normantranscript.com

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • _Y_R3186 Sooners succumb to Longhorns in run-rule shutout

    Oklahoma had its chances. The Sooners put eight runners on base Friday night against Texas, several times with no outs. And stranded every one of them....

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OU draws even in rout of West Virginia

    As Oklahoma’s players jogged back to the dugout following the top of the first inning against West Virginia, no one appeared overly excited. It was the classic case of masking the emotions....

    April 19, 2014

  • North’s Barrett on track for great stuff

    It was after the guy working the PA at John Jacobs Field Friday afternoon understood The Norman Transcript was in the house when he began singing the praises of Norman North’s Ben Barrett....

    April 19, 2014

  • Sooners advance to Super Six

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU advanced to the Super Six of the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships....

    April 19, 2014

  • Woodard powers through

    For most of Friday afternoon, Norman North’s Haley Woodard, the day after notching a goal and an assist against Edmond Santa Fe, was lying down and feeling  sick under the North track and field team’s canopy at John Jacobs Field....

    April 19, 2014

  • Can the Heat flip the switch?

    MIAMI — LeBron James was walking down the hallway that the Miami Heat call “Championship Alley” a few minutes after last season’s NBA Finals, when he decided the time was right to send a message. It wasn’t for his fans....

    April 19, 2014

  • No April, May or June Madness in NBA

    AP National Writer ATLANTA — If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way....

    April 19, 2014

  • Warriors and Clippers take mutual dislike into playoff series

    LOS ANGELES — As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don’t like each other, they’re a lot alike in some ways....

    April 19, 2014

  • Thunder set to take on unlikely rival in Memphis

    It’s become an unlikely rivalry. There is no reason for Oklahoma City and Memphis to have an ongoing feud, except that they do and the numbers seem to bear it out....

    April 19, 2014

  • OU V Texas Casey sparks Sooners at the plate against Longhorns

    Oklahoma put runners in scoring position all night, but midway through Thursday’s series opener against Texas, the Sooners couldn’t do much with them. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, they had stranded a handful of runners, including ...

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

Facebook