Bob Stoops retired as Oklahoma football coach ahead of the 2017 season, leaving Lincoln Riley to serve as the Sooners head coach.
But while he will not be leading the team onto the field this season, Stoops will still be present during the university’s homecoming weekend. Oklahoma announced Stoops, who is the longest tenured and winningest coach in school history, will be honored in multiple ways during the weekend’s festivities.
Stoops will be an honored recipient at the OU Ring Ceremony, along with his wife, Carol, as well as serving as co-marshals for the Homecoming Parade.
“It is an honor for the University of Oklahoma to be able to pay tribute to Carol and Bob Stoops at Homecoming this year,” said OU President David L. Boren in a statement on the school’s official website.
“They have generously given of themselves in their service to the university and to the broader community. The Stoopses are worthy role models for our students and have left a lasting impact on the university.”
Oklahoma’s homecoming weekend begins Friday, Oct. 27 and ends with a game against Texas Tech the next day.