NORMAN — Oklahoma head wrestling coach Roger Kish announced Friday that he has completed his staff ahead of the 2023-24 season. Teyon Ware will return as an assistant coach and Ingrid Sobrino will remain as director of wrestling operations.
Ware will continue as an assistant coach in Norman after spending the 2022-23 season on the Oklahoma staff. A two-time national champion and four-time All-American for the Sooners, Ware has over a decade of coaching experience and is a proven developer of talent in multiple weight classes. Before returning to Norman last year, he spent time as an assistant coach at Wyoming and Binghamton, helping send a combined 41 grapplers to the NCAA Championships.
A product of Edmond, Okla., Ware went 132-0 and was a four-time Oklahoma state champion for Edmond North High School, winning the national Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award in 2002.
“I’m excited to work alongside Coach Ware,” Kish said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience back to Oklahoma. His passion for his alma mater has been contagious for all of our guys.”
In his first year on the staff in Norman, Ware helped guide nine Sooners to placements at the Big 12 Championship and eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Oklahoma went 9-8 in the 2022-23 campaign, highlighted by wins over Buffalo, Edinboro, West Virginia and South Dakota State, and finished fourth at the Big 12 Championship.
Ware joins Austin Marsden and Cam Sykora as assistant coaches on Kish’s staff. Kish was named Oklahoma’s 15th head coach on May 2, 2023. Over the last four seasons as the Bison head coach, he coached 21 wrestlers to NCAA qualification: six in 2023, five in 2022, four in 2021 and six in 2020 (before the event was canceled due to COVID-19).
Oklahoma’s 2023-24 schedule will be released at a later date, as will ticket information for Kish’s inaugural season.
We caught up with Teyon a few years ago at the Big 12 Tournament in Tulsa