Coach Switzer served for 16 years as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and four years as head coach for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers and has one of the highest winning percentages of any college football coach in history. Coach Switzer is one of only three head coaches to win both a college football National Championship and a Super Bowl.
Mark grew up in the heartland and brings a lifetime of Oklahoma experience to WWLS – The Sports Animal. The Sooner State native graduated from Blackwell High School and received his degree from the University of Oklahoma. Since 1995, Rodgers has owned and published the state’s most comprehensive football annual, The Oklahoma Pigskin Preview. His travels across the state have earned him a reputation as one of the region’s foremost experts on high school football and college recruiting. Rodgers hosts the “Middle of the Day Show” from 11 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Coach Thomas was a decorated multi-sport high school athlete who was recognized as a Parade All-American at quarterback. After earning a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, in addition to being a member of the 1975 National Championship team, he was the starting quarterback at OU for three years, 1976 – 1978, during which the Sooners won three conference championships. Thomas was a two-time All-Conference selection.
Billy Sims is an accomplished athlete and successful entrepreneur whose career highlights include numerous high school, collegiate and professional records that still stand today. Sims athletic career began at Hooks, Texas where Sims high school football performance gained national attention. It was here that Sims talent as a running back began to materialize. Sims was highly recruited by many universities, but Sims would ultimately choose the University of Oklahoma.