After massively successful seasons in both diamond sports, Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso and baseball coach Skip Johnson have received raises.
After winning back-to-back national championships and playing a pivotal role in raising the funds needed to build Love’s Field, Oklahoma’s new softball stadium, head softball coach Patty Gasso has, and should have, the most job security of anyone in her field.
With that, the Oklahoma Board of Regents has announced that they are extending Gasso’s contract through 2028 and raising her salary to $1.625 million per year.
“She’s the queen,” OU athletic director Joe Castiglione told the Tulsa World. “Not just for softball. She is one of the remarkable coaches of our time.”
Gasso’s success on the field was a major reason for Oklahoma receiving a $9 million donation to build a new softball complex, which will break ground later this month.
Oklahoma baseball coach Skip Johnson, who led his team to the College World Series championship series, had his contract extended through 2024 and had his pay increased to $750,000, up $220,000 from his last contract.
With Oklahoma heading into the SEC, where there is an emphasis placed on the diamond sports, it appears they are in good shape in the dugouts.