For now, Roberts' plan is to remain as a teacher at Norman North until he decides he's ready to coach again.
Norman North will be an attractive job, with a young roster of returning starters, including freshmen Marcus Dickson and Lindy Waters III.
This is the second Class 6A boys basketball job to come open since the season ended. Yukon hired Scott Raper to replace Ralph Nigro earlier this month.
There are also attractive boys openings at Centennial and Douglass.
LEEDEY'S WARD SIGNS WITH OU
Oklahoma was a natural fit for Leedey shortstop Drew Ward.
His father, Gregg, his grandfather, uncle and two cousins played baseball for the Sooners.
His mom, Susan, was a track and field athlete at OU.
So when Ward decided to reclassify to graduate in 2013, there was little doubt where he was going to sign.
Ward made it official Wednesday, signing with the Sooners.
“We are very excited to have Drew and his family joining our family here at Oklahoma baseball,” Sooners coach Sunny Golloway said in a statement. “Drew's outstanding talent speaks for itself on the diamond, but what is even more impressive is the character of this young man. We are honored he will be a Sooner for life.”
Will Ward be a Sooner next year though?
That remains to be seen, as Ward is widely considered a high pick in June's draft.
Ward, 18, could have played for Leedey next fall and spring but chose instead to move his graduation up a year so that he could sign and be drafted this year.
Ward is hitting .565 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs.
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