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OU promotes pitching coach Skip Johnson to head coach

NORMAN — Skip Johnson didn’t wait long in Norman.

In the the big picture, though, he’d been after a big-time head coaching opportunity for years.

Monday, it arrived.

Johnson was named Oklahoma’s baseball coach Monday after working one season under Pete Hughes as the Sooners’ pitching coach.

Following 22 seasons in the junior college and assistant coaching ranks, the Denton, Texas, native was