Oklahoma assistant Bobby Jack Wright retires after 42-year career

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NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma assistant head coach Bobby Jack Wright has retired from coaching.

The school made the announcement on Tuesday.

The 64-year-old Wright most recently coached cornerbacks. He has been with the Sooners during coach Bob Stoops’ entire 16-year run. He coached defensive ends, defensive backs and special teams at various times and was recruiting coordinator from 1999 to 2004.

He began his 42-year coaching career as a Texas high school coach. He entered the college ranks in 1979 and helped guide Texas A&I to the 1979 NCAA Division II national championship. He was an assistant at North Texas State from 1983-85, then was an assistant at Texas for 12 years before joining Stoops.

Wright, a Mission, Texas native, has coached in 21 bowl games, including 16 with the Sooners.

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