Late Sunday night the longtime Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation on social media. Gundy said he resigned after reading a word from a player’s iPad that he “should never—under any circumstances—have uttered.”
Gundy served in various assistant coaching roles with the Sooners since 1999. Before resigning Gundy was Oklahoma’s wide receivers coach and an assistant head coach. Oklahoma was Gundy’s alma mater. He played quarterback for the Sooners from 1990-93.
In his tweet Gundy went on to say this about his mistake: “In the moment, I did not even realize what I was reading and, as soon as I did, I was horrified.”
Head coach Brent Venables accepted Gundy’s resignation and made a statement on Twitter following the departure.
“In coaching and in life, we’re all accountable for our actions and the resulting outcomes,” Venables said.
Venables thanked Gundy for his years of service and for putting the players first by his decision to step down from his position.
Statement from head football coach Brent Venables: pic.twitter.com/aXe3ak9uza— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 8, 2022
“As leaders of this program, it’s essential that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as we model for our players the type of men we want them to become,” Venables said.
L’Damian Washington will be promoted from offensive analyst to serve as interim wide receivers coach following Gundy’s departure.