New Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has made an addition to his player personnel department, hiring Reed Case away from the Oklahoma Sooners to become his Director of On-Campus Recruiting, a move first reported by Longhorn Digest.
The former Director of Player Personnel for Oklahoma, Case didn't just leave Norman because he wanted to live a different lifestyle in Austin, as his job at Texas probably represents something of a demotion after he handled scholarship management and coordinator recruiting calendars for the Oklahoma coaches, among other duties.
In fact, the biggest reason for Case to take the job on Strong's staff is that his wife, Dr. Rhonda Case, is a professor at UT.
But Case does also have his own ties to Texas, as he worked as a special assistant to John Mackovic and Mack Brown from 1997 to 2000.
Since then, he's been quite well-traveled, going to Virginia to spend a season as a graduate assistant, then on to the NFL to work with the Houston Texans. It was back to Texas after that to work at TCU, then Akron, Northwestern, and Oklahoma State before joining the staff of Bob Stoops at Oklahoma.
Working under Director of Player Personnel Mike Giglio, who came with Strong over from Louisville after Strong decided not to retain former Directo of Player Personnel Patrick Suddes, now at Arizona State, and Assistant Director of Player Personnel Justin Wright, retained from the previous staff, Case will likely have similar responsibilities to former football analyst Bob Shipley, who left Texas to take the job as Belton head football coach and athletic director back in late February.
One of Shipley's responsibilities was to host prospects on official and unofficial visits, as well as to assist with the annual coaching clinics.
Ken Rucker has remained on as the Director of High School Relations and Player Development.