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Oklahoma losing coach

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:

http://normantranscript.com/new/x126037484/OU-wrestling-coach-Spates-leaving-mat-headed-for-ministry

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