Skip Johnson, the baseball coach for Oklahoma, will remain in Norman.

Oklahoma baseball enthusiasts can now relax, as head coach Skip Johnson has decided to remain in Norman despite interest from Texas A&M, according to a report from D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers. Rogers indicated that Texas A&M is finalizing its coaching choices, while Johnson is expected to finalize a new contract with the Sooners today.

Sources close to the situation confirmed that Johnson held significant meetings with Oklahoma’s administration, leading to the mutual agreement that he will continue to lead the team into the Southeastern Conference. Rogers also noted that Johnson is anticipated to sign an updated contract with Oklahoma.

Securing Johnson’s tenure is pivotal for Oklahoma as they transition to the challenges of the SEC, especially following a successful season in the Big 12. Last season, the Sooners achieved their first-ever Big 12 Regular Season Title and hosted an NCAA Regional at L. Dale Mitchell Park after a decade-long absence. Despite a loss to UConn in the regional final, Oklahoma finished the season with a 40-21 record.

During his seven-year stint at Oklahoma, Johnson has amassed an overall record of 229-153, which includes four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. His tenure is highlighted by Oklahoma’s impressive journey to the College World Series Championship Series in 2022.