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Skip Johnson named Central Region Coach of the Year

Skip Johnson named Central Region Coach of the Year

After OU Baseball’s best season in over a decade and a magical run all the way to the national championship, Manager Skip Johnson has been named the 2022 Central Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

OU won their first Big 12 title since 2013 and made it to the College World Series for the first time since 2010. While the team did have its flaws, they got hot in April and carried that momentum all the way to Omaha to finish as the national runner-up after losing to Ole Miss.

Johnson will go into his sixth season in Norman with some more hardware on his mantle.

Oklahoma head baseball coach Skip Johnson was named 2022 Central Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association after leading the Sooners to a campaign that surpassed the expectations of many prior to the season.

In his fifth season at the helm, Johnson guided Oklahoma to the Big 12 Championship title, the program’s 11th NCAA Men’s College World Series appearance and a national runner-up finish in the MCWS Finals. OU became only the second Big 12 school to participate in an MCWS Championship Series, and the first since Texas in 2009.

The Sooners ended their season with a 45-24 record, including a 27-12 mark since April 12, and a 15-9 mark in Big 12 Conference play. Oklahoma, which was picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll, tied for second in the regular season league standings. OU posted a 12-4 record after the end of the regular season and an 8-4 mark in the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma won its final six series of the regular season, then tore through the Big 12 Championship with a perfect 4-0 record, won the NCAA Gainesville Regional with a 3-1 mark and won the NCAA Blacksburg Super Regional 2-1 before advancing through MCWS bracket play in three games. In total, OU spent the entire postseason (and the final six weeks of the season overall) away from home, compiling a 14-5 record in that span. – OU Baseball

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