How Skip Johnson navigated a long, winding road to become OU head coach

Life would have moved on if Skip Johnson had never been hired as a college head coach.

Opportunities to blend his passions — people and baseball — would’ve arisen elsewhere, likely at the professional level.

As it happened, Johnson’s 27-year journey through the coaching ranks finally led to a big-time job when he was introduced as Oklahoma’s baseball coach Tuesday.

OU athletic director