Oklahoma will be looking for a wrestling coach after this season.
Coach Jack Spates announced Wednesday that he's leaving the sport to pursue ministry work. Spates, 58, has coached the Sooners since 1993. The Sooners are 4-1 and ranked eighth this year.
Oklahoma should receive plenty of interest for the position. Lock Haven coach Rob Waller, a NCAA champion at Oklahoma, and current Sooner head assistant coach Sammie Henson, a two-time NCAA champion and Olympic silver medalist, are possible candidates. Spates' son, Jeremy, is an assistant at top-ranked Cornell.
Here's a story from the Norman Transcript about Spates' decision: