Stoops Hires Defensive Line Coach

Sooners head football coach Bob Stoops is filling his coaching vacancies. Tuesday he announced the hiring of Jerry Montgomery as the new defensive line coach.

Montgomery spent the last two seasons as the d-line coach for the University of Michigan.

"Jerry Montgomery is a talented coach who further strengthens our staff at the University of Oklahoma," Stoops said. "I have closely followed Jerry's progress as he has ascended through the coaching ranks. I have been impressed by his ability to recruit some of the nation's top student-athletes and then develop their skills once they arrive on campus. We are excited to have Jerry and his family join the Sooners."

"It's truly a privilege to join the University of Oklahoma," said Montgomery. "Coach Stoops and his staff have an unbelievable reputation in the coaching community, and I'm excited to get to work with them. I'm very appreciative that I was able to work with Coach Hoke and our student-athletes at the University of Michigan. There were very few situations that could have convinced me to leave Ann Arbor, but the opportunity to join Coach Stoops and a storied program like the University of Oklahoma was one of them."

Montgomery takes over for Jackie Shipp who was let go less than two weeks ago. Shipp had been the Sooners defensive line coach for 14-seasons.