Lincoln Riley Biography

( 1983 - )
August 7, 2020
First published on:July 31, 2020
by James

Facts of Lincoln Riley

Date of Birth: 1983, September 5
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Lincoln Michael Riley
Birth Place West Texas
Famous Name Lincoln Riley
Father Mike Riley
Mother Marilyn Riley
Net Worth $30 million
Salary $6.15 million
Nationality United States
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Head coach at the University of Oklahoma
Married to Caitlin Buckley
Children 2 daughters (Sloan and Stella)

Lincoln (Michael) Riley is an American football player turned coach, currently working as the head coach for the University of Oklahoma. He is currently in talks for penning a new six years $45.21 million worth contract with the University of Oklahoma.

So, let's take a look at Coach Lincoln Riley's current net worth, salary, along with his stats, personal life, and career highlights.

Lincoln Riley's Net Worth

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley received a big raise and contract extension on 27th July 2020 from the Oklahoma University Board presented him with a lucrative contract extension. He’ll make $6.15 million in 2020, which is $150,000 above his 2019's salary. Likewise, his six years extension $45.21 million deal allowing him to receive an annual salary of $7.535 million through 2025.

Here is a summary of his past earnings from the OU, let's take a look:

Lincoln Riley earned around $3.1 million in his annual salary for the 2017 season. His pay grade then was raised to $4.8 million in 2018. Similarly, in 2019, he bagged a yearly salary of $6 million, ad now after adding $150 thousand to his previous year's salary, he will be paid $6.15 million for the 2020 season. Hence, we expect his 2020-2021 net worth would be around $30 million after his contract extension.

Lincoln Riley Early Career

Along with being a gifted footballer, Riley was a track and field athlete at Muleshoe High School in Muleshoe, West Texas. Riley was also a QB at Texas Tech University in 2002, alongside Texas current coach Kliff Kingsbury. Then after a year, he started assisting Mike Leach, then was promoted to receivers coach.

Then he left Texas Tech after Mike Leach was fired and served five seasons as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University under Ruffin McNeill.


Caitlin Buckley's husband preparing for Heisman Trophy
SOURCE: Twitter

He was then hired by Bob Stoops as an offensive coordinator for the Oklahoma Sooners on January 12, 2015. At Oklahoma, Riley led Sooners in his very first season to the country's 7th ranked team, and to the College Football Playoff. He also received the Broyles Award, being named the best assistant coach of the nation.

Bob Stoops retired as head coach on 7 June 2017 and Riley was named his replacement. Riley, anchored by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, led his team to the Big 12 conference championship in the 2017 season, won second place in the CFP rankings, and guided Sooners to the Rose Bowl CFP semifinals where Oklahoma lost the 2018 Rose Bowl to Georgia 54–48 in double overtime.

Lincoln Riley- Married to Caitlin Buckley

UO head coach Lincoln Riley is married to his girlfriend turned wife Caitlin Buckley since 2007. As per sources, they started dating back in 2002 while Lincoln was in his first year, attending Texas Tech University.

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Lincoln with his wife Caitlin Buckley
source: Sooner Sports

After marriage, they went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Moreover, they share 2 daughters, Sloan and Stella from their 13 years long married life.

Caitlin Buckley with her daughters Sloan and StellaSOURCE: Sooner Sports

The couple keeps away from media and is rarely spotted together in the public. Currently, the family of four reside in their Moore, Oklahoma based home.


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