John Roddick has been hired as the men's
tennis coach at Oklahoma.
The brother of former U.S. Open winner Andy Roddick was hired
Friday to take over the Sooners team guided by John Lockwood for
the past 22 years.
Athletic director Joe Castiglione says Roddick has the ability
to recruit top players and a reputation for being able to develop
them. Since 2002, he has been operating a performance boarding
academy for tennis players in Austin, Texas.
He has also helped coach his brother Andy, formerly the world's
No. 1 player and still ranked in the top 10.
The Sooners (12-10, 1-5 Big 12) ended their season with a loss
in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.