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Oklahoma officially announces hiring of former Notre Dame assistant Ryan Humphrey

Nick Schultz07/01/22
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Oklahoma coach Porter Moser has made it official. Former Notre Dame assistant coach Ryan Humphrey is joining his staff.

The Sooners announced the hiring Friday, one day after BlueandGold.com reported Humphrey was leaving the Fighting Irish program for another opportunity. Humphrey played two years at Oklahoma to start his college career from 1997 to 1999 before transferring to Notre Dame from 2000 to 2002.

“I am excited to have Ryan join our staff and bring him back home to Oklahoma,” Moser said in a statement. “His passion for the state of Oklahoma is unmatched. He is a high school legend from Tulsa that reached the highest stage of the NBA. He is a high character and energy driven coach.

“He did an outstanding job on the national stage under Mike Brey at Notre Dame. I am looking forward to bringing his passion for the state of Oklahoma and the Sooners back to Norman.”

Humphrey spent six years under Brey at Notre Dame. Before that, he spent two years at Northwestern as director of player development after retiring from professional basketball in 2013. Now, he gets to go back to Oklahoma, which recruited him out of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa.

“I am excited to come back to the state of Oklahoma, where it all started for me, and join Porter and his staff,” Humphrey said in a statement. “25 years ago I had a goal to bring a national championship to the University of Oklahoma, and now everything has come full circle. The opportunity to join this staff presented itself and it was too good for me to pass up.

“I am excited and believe in what Porter and his staff are doing, the goals and standards of excellence. I have unfinished business and am ready to go to work. The future is bright. Boomer Sooner.”

Moser is getting ready for his second year with Oklahoma after arriving in Norman from Loyola Chicago. The Sooners went 19-16 overall and 7-11 last season, just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, however, but fell to Saint Bonaventure in the second round.

Oklahoma also has the No. 39 recruiting class in the nation coming in, according to the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking. Power forward Otega Oweh leads the group as the No. 75 prospect in the nation from the class of 2022, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.