OU basketball

Monday, July 5th 2004, 12:49 pm
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- The University of Oklahoma has a new assistant basketball coach.

Chad Thrailkill, director of basketball operations for the past two seasons, has been promoted to assistant women's basketball coach.

Sooners head coach Sherri Coale says he's a terrific teacher and will be an outstanding recruiter.

In his former role, Thrailkill had been primarily responsible for scheduling team travel, meals and other events.

He'll now assist with recruiting, breaking down film and coaching on the court.

Before coming to Oklahoma, Thrailkill was an assistant on Coale's staff at Norman High School and later took over as head coach after Coale's departure.

He also coached girls basketball at Westmoore High School.